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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


Arthur William Halsey and Edith Alice Halsey (nee Mulcock), taken on his return from service in the First World War. The couple were aged approximately 29 and 28 respectively and had four children: Sidney Arthur, Violet Edith, Lily May and David Stanley. Donated by Sid Halsey