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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


Southend 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


John Lenanton & Co., Timber Merchants, Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs. Annual outing to Southend, c1950. Back row: Len Goss, Stanley Godd, Tommy Gilham, Dickie Hands, Bill Dyer, Billy Hands, Arthur Stewart, Athur Goss, John Walsham, Fred Stewart, Jerry Spurling, Patsy Burke, Patsy Scott, Bob Bolton. Front row: Jack Hunt, Herbert Jillings, (Sherby), Chris Milan, Ronnie Hemmings, ‘Tug' Wilson ( a member of the original Chrisp Street Dancing Troupe in the 1920s), ‘Blood' French, Arthur Wilson and (standing) Harry Parrott. by Bill Dyer