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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 Grove 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Joe Wright, of Alpha Grove, c1951, before the foreground side of the road had been re-built. Joe worked at Bellamy's as a platers mate until he went into the docks. In the background on his bike is Joe's brother, Connie Wright. by Joe Wright