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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


Programme for a ‘Local Talent Contest' 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Programme for a ‘Local Talent Contest', at St. Cuthbert's Hall, in 1905. This was organised by the Reverend Richard Free, who established St. Cuthbert's Church on the corner of Cahir Street, in 1897; the programme includes some recognisable local names - Payne, Olley, Chipchase, Peacock and Needham. by Mr Payne