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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


Tooke Street 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


In the back garden of No.33 Tooke Street, Isle of Dogs, 1941. Includes: Mrs Midmer, Mrs George Thurgar, Ethel Neobard (Galbraith Street), Eddie Midmer and George Thurgar Jnr., home on leave as an ordinary seaman. The Midmers lived upstairs at No.39 Manilla Street. The air-raid shelter is just visible in the background on the right. From G. Thurgar