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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


Ellen Lambert 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Ellen Lambert, (1889-1978). of Manilla Street, Isle of Dogs, taken about 1915, before she married George Thurgar of Tooke Street. Ellen's father was a boiler-maker at Bellamy's. Her mother had been born in Millwall in the 1860s. Ellen worked at Morton's factory in Westferry Road for most of her life - she had one son, George. From G. Thurgar