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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


Saunders Ness Road 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mabel Whiting (b.1897) and her daughter Rose (b.1938) outside their house in Saunders Ness Road (top of Ferry Street), during the celebrations to mark the coronation Queen Elizabeth the second in 1953. Mrs Whiting worked at the Dockland Settlement during the 1950s and 1960s. by Mrs E. Mitchell