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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


Margate 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Burrells Beano to Margate, 1957. Burrells was an Island firm, on Burrells Wharf in Westferry Road; they made paints, varnishes and colour, between the 1880s and 1980s. Left to right: Harry Wells, Harry Moore, George Hoad, Harry Taylor, Frank Haylett, Harry Downs. by Harry Downs