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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


Jane Swan 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Jane Swan (nee Conway) and her husband Bill Swan, with their children Minnie and Bill. Jane and Bill lived in Bow Common Lane and later at Herne Bay. Jane's brother Bill lived in Poplar, and later moved with his family to Hesperus Crescent on the Island, because they only had one room for six of them at Poplar. by Bessie Conway