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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


Tooke Street 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


This could be the 1920s and Tooke Street. The man on the left is Robert Scott, of Blair Street Poplar, who worked for the Poplar Borough Council; his workmate could be Mr Winterflood. This heavy goods vehicle was used for carting stones, etc. by Mrs Bambridge