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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


Cahir Street and Harbinger Road 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


View of rooftops in Cahir Street and Harbinger Road, a picture taken from the windows of Harbinger School, in the 1930s, apparently in the winter-time after a light fall of snow. This picture was published in a folder produced by the Isle of Dogs Housing Society and designed to raise money and promote their activities in providing better homes for Island families. The picture may have been intended to suggest over-crowding and dreariness, though in fact, this type of two-bedroom house with garden has always been the most popular type of working-class home. by IOD Housing Society