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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



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Island History Trust Image Collection


Rose Humphries with her fiance while he was on embarkation leave. They met in Catford where she lived with her grandparents after her parents were killed by a bomb. He came from Cambridge and was posted to France soon after he met Rose. He was attached to the 79th Armoured Division. Donated by Mrs Rose Blows (nee Humphries)