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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


Island children in the late 1950s or early 1960s - the black velvet suit collar suggests the era of the Teddy Boys. The lad signing the piece of paper is Billy Davies, who was a professional boxer in the 1960s. Girl in floral dress: Kathy Bowen. Donated by St. Mildred's House