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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


Cahir Street 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Cahir Street, Isle of Dogs, Peace Party, 1945, looking down the street towards Harbinger School and Westwoods in Westferry Road. Includes: Joan Studd, Jean Philpot, Nora Brinkley, Irene Studd, Ken Philpot, Jim Studd and Mrs Vicat and Mrs Kemp outside the houses. Films were shown on a sheet hanging from the windows when it got dark, and there was dancing in the street. by J. Studd