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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


Lance Street, 1937

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© Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives


Street Scenes, 1930s, Limehouse, Housing


Lance Street, Limehouse, taken in 1937. Part of the Padstow Place demolition area, demolished 1938.