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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


Paddington 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Taken at Great Western Railway depot at Paddington in about 1935. On left Dave Churches, nicknamed ‘Sticks' who moved from Marshall Keate Depot in Poplar to Paddington Goods Depot; Sam Maydwell on extreme right. The man next to Sam Maydwell is possibly George Ebsworth. by Mrs Elliman