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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


Newspaper Cutting 1950

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Ernie Jarvis, Flyweight Champion, (29 February 1904-21 January 1963). Born on Millwall, Isle of Dogs, Ernie Jarvis travelled the world as a fighter - 18 fights a year in 1923 and 1924, 25 fights in 1925 (including seven in New York). In 1926 he topped the bill at the Albert Hall against Francois Morrachini. He retired in 1930, having on several occasions come close to winning the world title. Until his death he was a popular boxing writer and had a regular column in ‘The People' every Sunday. by Joe Wright