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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

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Island History Trust Image Collection


In front of the Smith house, No. 601 Glen Terrace, Manchester Road at the Coronation street party for Queen Elizabeth in 1953. The eldest Smith daughter Doris Hart with her son Laurence and her niece, Christine Cullam. Christine had just recovered from chicken pox, so she and Lawrence had to sit at a small table away from the main body of children. Donated by Mrs Hart