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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


Roy Kneeshaw 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Roy Kneeshaw (b.7 February 1921) in 1943, at Strafford Street; attended St. Luke's School and Church; joined RAF in December 1940, did tour of OPs with 102 Squadron Pocklington, Yorkshire. The Kneeshaw family was bombed out of No. 29 Strafford Street in November 1941. by Mr and Mrs Kneeshaw