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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


Alpha Team 1957

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Alpha Team, 1957. Standing, left to right: Mr Gibbons, George Appleway, Bobby Parker, Alf Horton, Johnny Guy, Duncan Smith, Mr Nicholls, Johnny Hall (goal), Wally Dowler, Charlie Guy, Mr Parker, Tom Whittaker, Ted Guy, Mr Nicholls, In front: Phillip Emms, Paul Emms, Ronny Guy, - Nicholls, George Pye. From George Pye