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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


Charles Austin 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Charles Austin, c1910 (1893-1974), brother of Phyllis and William. Charles worked at Manganese Bronze and Brass and moved north with the company to Birkenhead, during the Second World War. He married a local girl, Florence Keiller, and they had three daughters. by Sidney Auston