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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 Island wedding, 23rd December 1928. Bridesmaids at the back: Emmie Hearson, Vi Knibbs and Lily Hearson. In front: bridesmaid Fran Hearson, bride Flo Knibbs (formerly Hearson), groom Bob Knibbs and bridesmaid Florrie Knibbs. Donated by Mrs C. Burt