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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


Canvey Island

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mr Samuel and Mrs Elizabeth Critchell at home on Canvey Island. Mr Critchell had previously run a hairdressing business at No. 369 Westferry Road. Both are aged about 74 in this photograph and survived to celebrate their Golden Wedding. Donated by Mrs A. E. Hobgen