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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


An outing to the seaside 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


An outing to the seaside from The Tooke Arms public house, Millwall, in the 1950s. Standing centre, with white shirt and parted hair: Tom Bennett, just behind him: Charlie Jones. In front, lying on grass, with centre parting and buttonhole: Jim Edmunds; behind him to the right: William Edmunds; lying on grass with beer bottle raised: Joe Edmunds; Just behind him: Ben Garland; next to him:Jack Goodman; to the right, lying on grass in white shirt: Fred Bennett; next to him: Fred Wright; at end on grass, holding beer: Mick Bennett. Also in the picture: Ted Davey and David McSweeney. Picture from J.Lakey. by J. Lakey