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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


An Island wedding 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


An Island wedding. Left to right: Rose Blackabee, - , Fred Blackabee (Rose and Fred lived next door to the Magnet and Dewdrop pub, now The Telegraph, in Westferry Road). Annie Kinchin, Nee Malcolm, - , Bill Somers, Liz Somers (who lived upstairs in the same house as the Blackabees). In front: Bride and groom, Sophie Regan and Allan Williams. by Marie Vincent