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Digital Gallery Images

The Gallery includes images of the borough's streets and buildings and portraits of people and communities. The Digital Gallery images are displayed as thumbnails. Full size images can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail.

How do I obtain a copy of an image?

Photographic copies can be obtained from Tower Hamlets Local Studies and Archives (there is a charge for this service) or a maximum of 5 digital copies can be emailed to you. If you would like to use the images for publication or display please contact us at

Becontree Essex 1934


Becontree Essex 1934

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A wedding in the Thomson family of Millwall, Isle of Dogs, 1934. At David Thomson's house in Becontree, Essex (now Greater London) Includes: Harry and Sophie Anderson, George and Mrs Aylitt, John Thomson and his wife, David Thomson (Senior), Alec and Ethel Thomson, George and Agnes Thomson, David and Elizabeth Thomson and their sons Ted and Alfie, Dot Anderson. Bride: Betty Thomson. Groom: Dick Greenlaw.