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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.

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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


Glengall Grove

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The City Mission, Glengall Grove. The mission was run by Mr and Mrs Whitefoot (centre front) at the time of the photograph (c.1940) and they held weekly meetings on Wednesday afternoons as well as Sunday service. In the photograph: Mrs L. Dawson, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Otto, Mrs Russell, Mrs Nobel, Mrs Revell, Miss C. Hattemore, Miss E. Hattemore, Mrs Reavley, Mrs Warrington, Mrs Dow, Mrs Jones, Mrs Adams, Mrs Reeves, Mrs Morris, Mrs M Thomas, Mrs L. Neale, Mrs Lily Heath and Mrs. Gamester. In the Back row: Mrs. H. Soper, Alice Smith, Amy Cox and E. McDonald. Donated by Mrs L. Dawson