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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


East Ferry Road 1917

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1917. A visit to the docks by Queen Mary, Princess Mary and the Prince of Waless (not in photograph). Teachers from Glengall Road School being presented: Miss Besant, Head of infants, and Miss Bartlett, Head of ‘Big Girls'. Other teachers at the school at this time were: Miss Farrell, Mrs Westcott, Mrs Prager, Mrs Warner and Miss Leadbetter. Brian Cole. Front row: Christopher Dady, Adele Tilson, Billy Wright, Maureen Green, Mr Shilling, Mavis Pawley, Jimmy Mills, Cathleen Hall, Terry Bracey, - . by Joan Campbell