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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


The Thomson family of Millwall, Isle of Dogs, c1934. A family wedding party in Becontree Essex (now Greater London). Standing: George Thomson, (b.c1880s), a boiler maker at Cutler's in Westferry Road; Alec Thomson, (b.1895), a boiler maker at Green Siley Weirs. Seated: Sophie Anderson, nee Thomson, (1879-1981); David Thomson, Senior, (1852-1936) died in Scotland, lived at No.142 Westferry Road, worked as a boiler maker wherever he could find work locally; (Married Sophie Maywood from Millwall) David Thomson, (1887-1968), outside manager for Cutlers.