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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


Manchester Road 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mrs LeFort, mother of Arthur LeFort, of No.101 Manchester Road. Mrs LeFort, who was a very strict grandmother, particularly about talk and dress, lived in Kew, near the bridge. She died in 1926, aged 89. From Mrs Dawson