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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


Glengall Grove

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1962. Mr Sam Seal of No.71 Glengall Grove, filling a machine outside the Jordan's shop at No.39 / 41 Glengall Grove. This shop was later closed and pulled down, and the St. John's Community Centre erected on the site. Also in the picture, Pat Jordon, aged six. by Mrs J. Jordan