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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


Isle of Wight

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Samuel Seal playing the mouth organ at a holiday camp on the Isle of Wight in about 1970. He was a rope maker at Hawkins & Tipson's for most of his life and later worked at Beechams. Donated by Mrs J. Jordan