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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


The Mall London

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Island History Trust Image Collection


John Ruggles and his wife Minnie (nee Harris) on the occasion of presentation of the OBE at Buckingham Palace, for his work in the Civil Service. Before marriage John lived at No. 42 Chapel Street, and Minnie at No. 40; he started work as a telegram boy at the Post Office in East Ferry Road. by Jim Muldoon