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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


Holding the horse is George Joseph Crow. George was born in Lewisham on 1st November 1892. When he married Alice Saulter on 26th November 1914, he moved to No. 36 Manchester Road. He worked at a forge in Pennyfields, and later for Calders, a storage and transport company in Johnson Street. During the Second World War he worked in Wolverhampton, and moved to Blackheath when the war was over. He died on 20th June 1950. Donated by Mrs Alice Chetter