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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


Durham 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mother, Mrs Elizabeth Marsh, with her children, Charlie (born 1932), Rose, later Wood (born 1930), and Sidney (born 1934). This photograph was taken in c1940-1941, when Mrs Marsh came to visit her children who had been evacutated to Durham from their home in Samuda Street, Cubitt Town, Isle of Dogs. Mrs Marsh (nee Harris) came from the shop on the corner of Manchester Road and Samuda Street. by Mrs Rose Wood