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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


Alpha Grove 1956

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1956, No 36 Alpha Grove . The Wright family on Eileen's Wright's wedding day. Left to right: Henry Ernest ‘Lum', (b.1887), retired docker; Mary Anne (nee Newberry), (b.1895); William Duhig, bridegroom, (b.1928), stevedore; Eileen Wright, (b.1935); Harry Wright, (1918-1980), docker; Frank Wright, (b.1927), docker; Dennis Wright, (b.1925), docker; George Wright, (b.1916), electric welder; Joe Wright, (b.1929), docker; Fred Wright, docker; Billy Wright, (b.1914), docker; Johnny Wright, (b.1921), electric welder; Connie Wright, (b.1937). From Joe Wright