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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 outing 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


An Island outing in the 1940s or 1950s. Back row: Charles Nicholls, Harry Freeman, Bobby Butler and his dad, Mr Peterson, J, Mills, George East, Ginger Sykes, two Flanagans, Steve Taylor. Middle row: Bill Edgecock, Blos Evans, Jack Butler, Bill Thorne, Gerry Thompson. Front row: Charles Nicholls, Alf Warwick, Harold Cope, Dan Commell. by Harry Freeman