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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


Tooke Street 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


George Thurgar Snr., in the back yard of No.33 Tooke Street - the family move here when they were bombed out of No.2 at the beginning of the Blitz. The window with check curtains is the scullery, and on the left is the clapper board wall of Olly's garage next door. 1940s. From G. Thurgar