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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


Hastings 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Day trip to Hastings, Whit Monday 1949. This was one of the many day-trips made by this group of friends and neighbours after the 1939/45 war. Left to right: (standing) Doris McCartney, Florrie Curtis, Alf Hunt, Martha McCartney, Rosie Phillips, Mabel Hall, Harold Hall, Mrs Lisney. In front: (sitting) Heather McCartney and Colin Hall. by Harold Hall