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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


Taken at Southend 1937

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Taken at Southend 1937. Joe Wright and Eileen Wright, (b.1934). They went from Greenwich on The Golden Eagle and returned on The Crested Eagle - pleasure boats. Joe's second eldest brother took them. Lived in Janet Street, St. Hubberts House.