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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


Glen Terrace Manchester Road

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mr and Mrs Babister Snr., in the front room at Glen Terrace, Manchester Road. The house belonged to the Royal London Insurance Co., who bought it for their cleaner when they had offices on the Island. Mrs Babister used to pay them £5 per week rent. Donated by Mrs E. Babister