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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


8 Havannah Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Frank Pidgeon (1899-1965) in the back garden on No. 8 Havannah Street. He worked as a stevedore all his life, except for the years 1917 to 1919 when he served in the Royal Navy. With him is a little girl, thought to be the daughter of Ronnie Lee of No. 10 Havannah Street. Donated by F. Pidgeon