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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


An Island Beano 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1950s, an Island Beano. Left to right; Jessie Holmes, Mrs Susannah Ruggles, Ada Fennings, Mrs Morris and a (possibly Mr Morris, - , Mrs Stevens. Mrs Ruggles daughter recalls: “ My mum used to go on lots of outings, from the Newcastle, from the Pier . . . . .”. by Rose Rayner