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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


Skiffle Group 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1950s Skiffle Group, Jack Rump singing. “ We played in all the pubs around the Island, all of them - The Pride of the Isle, when it was there, The Magnet, The Robbie Burns, The Nelson, we done all the pubs - The George - nearly every pub on the Island.” by J. A. Rump