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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


Two nurses 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


On the right: June Lenham, pictured during the Second World War serving as a nurse with the Queen Alexandra Imperial Nursing Service. June lived in Harbinger Road from the early 1960s until she died in 1983. She was active in local politics, a member of the Millwall Labour Party, the Mudchute Association and the Association of Island Communities. She was a keen gardener and cat lover - known in her street as ‘the cat lady’. She was also an active member of the East London History Society. Photographed here with her sister. From Miss Lenham