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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


Manchester Road 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Manchester Road, the back yard of a grocery store, which was one of a row of shops including a laundry, bakers, shoemakers and drapers, on a site which is now a park and a doctor's surgery, opposite the Samuda Estate. The photograph was taken in the early 1930s and includes Mrs Elizabeth Holland, nee Seymour, (b.1902); Chris Holland, (b.1927), and Alice Holland, (b.1925). by Mrs French