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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


Glengall Road School 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Glengall Road School 1933. Back row, left to right: Harry Body, Jimmy Tremaine, Vic Honess, - Ford, Albert Chalk,, Alec Mc Neil, Nicky Avery, - , Mr Smith (head). Second row: Bill Nelson (Deputy Head), Eddie Waters, Frank Hardman, Alf Tear, - , John Franklin, - , - Higgs, Richard Wing, - Read. Second row; - O' Brien, David Parker, Vic Hockin, - Roberts, - Hunt, - , Tommy Royal, - Castleton, Basil Brown. Front row: Steve Brookman, - Lane, - Pringle, - , - , Wally Griffen. by Alf Tear