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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


Laurence Hart's new car outside the Smith's family home at No. 601 Glen Terrace, Manchester Road, sometime between 1979 and 1981. The photograph shows the gap between No. 601 and 597, where No. 599 was gutted by a fire bomb during the war. The Smiths moved into No. 601 in January 1941 when the gap was already there and it remained till a new house was built in 1985-6. The gap was more or less open to the street and children would use it as access to the ‘glen' at the back. Donated by Mrs Doris Hart