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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


St. Luke’s Hall Havannah Street 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


In St. Luke’s Hall, Havannah Street, possibly 1950s. In the middle, on the left: Alf Burton, Esme Burton and Marion. In the centre front: Grandma Burton and Grandma Strudwick. In the middle back: Jo and Lily Ritchie, son John and Flo McDonald. by Mrs Marion Hesselden