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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


Hesperus Crescent 1960s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Anne Bowen in 1960. Anne was one of seven children, two of whom still live on the Island (1900); she died of an asthma attack at the age of nineteen. Taken in the back garden of No. 15 Hesperus Crescent. by Mr and Mrs Clark