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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


Glengall Grove School

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Island History Trust Image Collection


“ The Merchant of Venice” - the cast, at Glengall Grove School in May 1943. Back row: Henry Smith as Gratiano, David Mulford as Bassanio, Ron Sedergreen and George Haynes. Front row: Albert Williams as the Judge, Betty James as Portia, Vicky Evans as Shylock and Lily Godden. Donated by Henry Smith