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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


David John Jordan, b. 10.4.49, outside his family home at No. 71 Glengall Grove. This was one of the Island's old-style ‘airy' houses, built on three storeys, dating from the mid-nineteenth century. By the 1940s the houses were very dilapidated - Mrs Jordan recalls “We had fungus coming up through the floor boards.' The family was re-housed in new council property in Glengall Grove in the 1960s. by Mrs J. Jordan