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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


Sidcup By-Pass 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Christ Church Cycling Club, at Sidcup By- Pass, about 1949. This was a ‘Wednesday evening run out', when they would stop at the ‘Dutch House'. Includes: Ernie Cox, Louie Biggs, Jim Studd, Reggie Dyer, Barbara Clark, Mr Studd, Doreen Pemberton and Bill Johnson. by J. Studd