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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 1960-1969

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Hesperus Crescent, Isle of Dogs, in 1962. Mrs Joyce Stevens and her baby, Donna, with Billy Jobling standing in the road. The car is a Standard 10. Hesperus Crescent was built in the 1930s and many of the families who moved into the new houses were still there in the 1980s. From Donna Stevens