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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


Jack Humphries, (30th March 1903-October 1940) aged about nineteen. He lived at No. 130 Stewart Street and was married to Agnes Rose Heakin. He and his wife and two of their daughters were killed when a bomb fell on his sister-in-laws's house one lunchtime, also killing his sister-in-law and her daughter. Donated by Mrs Rose Blows (nee Humphries)