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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


First car for Leonard Wood 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


First car for Leonard Wood (b.1928) and his wife Rose (who took the Photo). They were out on a drive somewhere in Kent, with a friend Kathleen Fitzmaurice (later McCarthy). The car was a 1933 Morrs Minor which they bought for £100. Early 1950s. by R. Wood