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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


The Chesson family 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Chesson family, 1950s, formerly of Manchester Road, near Pier Street, probably taken in the back garden of one of the family after moving off the island, post war (see P432). Back row, standing: John, Margaret and Fred. Centre: Grace, Margaret and Jessie. Front: Joe and George. by J. Chesson