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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


Newcastle Street 1937

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Daisy Roberts with her granny, Mrs Daisy Kemp, in the back yard of their home at No. 38 Newcastle Street, Isle of Dogs, in 1937. Two years later at the beginning of the Second World War, an Anderson Shelter was built in the yard. The house was damaged by a bomb in 1940. From Daisy Woodard