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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


Hesperus Crescent 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


David Bowen, aged about 4, buying fruit from the fruit-seller near his home in Hesperus Crescent in 1951. The fruit-seller, Charles Stewart, came round every week with his hand cart, selling oranges and apples. Sadly David died at the age of 9. From Mrs L. Reading