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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


Chapel House Street 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Chapel House Street, Isle of Dogs 1920s (where the National Westminster Bank is in the 1980's). Sightseers watching a procession from the Roman Catholic Church pass by. This corner was bombed in the Blitz, and a water-tank was later erected on the corner. The National Westminster Bank moved there from a prefab - office, afterwards used as an office by Burdell's Engineering, in Manchester Road (demolished in 1986 to make way for a housing development). by Tony Atkinson