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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.

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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


St. Cuthbert's Church

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Island History Trust Image Collection


St. Cuthbert's Church, Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, c.1939/40. St. Cuthbert's was built in 1897 as a sister church to Christ Church. The first vicar was the Rev. Richard Free, who wrote the book, ‘Seven Years Hard”, about his experiences as a parish priest on the Isle of Dogs. St Cuthbert's was destroyed in the first raid of the Blitz, September 7th - 8th 1940. This photograph is from an originall by the Rev. A. Holmes, then vicar of St. Cuthbert's. Donated by Rev. A. W. S. Holmes