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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


Stow-on-the-Wold 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Children evacutated from St. Edmund's School to Stow-in-the-Wold, during the winter of 1939/40. In this photograph: Mary Bowen, Alice Norwood, Rose Bowen, Henry Bowen, Kitty Honey, Iris McCartney, Joseph Bowen and Lucy Bowen. The Bowens came from Stebondale Street. Those children who became 14 whilst away, could come back to work. They learnt to love the country. From Mrs L. Reading