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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


Ben Garland 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Ben Garland, early 1920s. Ben Lived at No. 8 Cahir Street until he married Win Edwards, also of Cahir Street. He worked for the London Keg and Drum Company for 44 years until he died aged 58, in 1966. He had attended British Street School, and later was an elder at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Westferry Road. He and his wife had two daughters, Patricia and Maureen. by Mrs E. Platt