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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


An outing from St. Luke's Church to Worthing in 1903. Standing on the left in the middle row are William and Emily Bartlett. Mrs Bartlett was born Emily Foster and lived in Galbraith Street before her marriage. Her husband was the Superintendent of the Isle of Dogs Pumping Station. The couple lived at No. 595 Glen Terrace with their children William, Hilda and Marjorie. Donated byMrs M. Bayer