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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


Mrs Ethel Smith (on right) with her daughter-in-law, Alice (wife of her eldest son, Ron), enjoying the view of the docks from the top window of the Smith house, No. 601 Glen Terrace, Manchester Road, in about 1954. Donated by Mrs Doris Hart