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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


Thermopylae Gate 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Sophie and Mort Roberts enjoying a cup of tea in the garden of their home at No.6 Thermopylae Gate in the early 1950s. Mr and Mrs Roberts had lived at No.38 Newcastle Street until they were bombed out in 1940 during the Second World War, when they were re-housed here. Carnations and stocks in the foreground! From Daisy Woodard