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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


Malabar Street 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Malabar Street, Coronation Party, 1953. Girl to the left of man in shirt is Joan Jeffries; woman on extreme right, in turban, is Mrs Riley, and child in front of her, in patterned cardigan, is Joan Riley. In front, children facing camera, from the left: Marion Burton, Brian Archibold, Alan Dady, (?) John Jennings and Billy Woolley. by Mrs M. Hesselden