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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.

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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


Mile End Hospital 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Louise Stanley, born in Stepney in 1887. Louise was in and out of hospital from the day that she was born. This photograph, with the ward sister, was taken in Mile End Hospital, in Bancroft Road, in 1902. Louise, who was the eldest of thirteen children, died from a combination of diseases including tuberculosis two weeks after this was taken. by Mrs E. Lang