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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


Christ Church Manchester Road 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Christ Church Choir boys in about 1945 In front, Father Michael Stevens and Lily Cox. At the back: Terence Swanton, Bill Johnson, Ronnie Wiggins, Reg Dyer,Jim Studd, Leslie Yetton. In the middle row: -, Johnny Wilkinson, - Paget, -, Robert Dowers. In the front row: at the end on the right, Arthur Devlin.Second from left, Charlie Dowers, David Johnson should also be in this photo. by J. Studd