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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.

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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


Manchester Road 1920s or 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Outing from ‘The Manchester Arms’ Manchester Road, E14 - 1920s or 1930s. In the background are houses in Samuda Street. In the coach: George Wicks, Mr Taylor (a grain sampler in the docks); Bob Goldsmith, Harry Prince . Outside the coach, standing: Jack Miller (worked for Union Lighterage), Mr Bennett (a stevedore), Mr Brown (a carter), Bill Parrott (a stevedore), - , Charlie Coombes (PLA bridge attendant), Mr Goddard. Seated: Arthur McNeil, - , Harry Goldsmith, - Noakes. From Mrs L.Devonshire