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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


Beano from ‘The Magnet and Dewdrop' 1948. Back row fourth from right: Adelaide Croucher. Also includes the Kennedy sisters, Rosie Healey and Emmie Dursley. The “Magnet and Dewdrop” was a pub in Westferry Road, almost opposite St.Edmund’s church. It became “The Telegraph” in the 1980s and closed some years later, to be converted into flats. Donated by E. Hart