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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


23 Harbinger Road 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Early 1940s, in the garden of No. 23 Harbinger Road, E14. Mrs R. Garland (who also lived at one time in No. 8 Cahir Street), her daughter Ann, and Ann’s husband Sid Bragger. Ann worked at Burrells Colour Works for many years, and Sid worked in the docks until they closed. Mrs Platt