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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.

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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


Chipka Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A Victory Party (in 1945 or 1946) to celebrate the end of the Second World War, in Chipka Street, Isle of Dogs. On the stage: Joan Martin and Betty Martin (who later moved to New Zealand). At the back, from left to right: Mrs Beddoes, Mrs Bennett, Carrie Barnes and Mrs Softley. Two of Mrs Softley's sons in front, perhaps Jaffer and Jim. Also includes: Renee, Eve, John and June Mead, Maureen Bennett, Mrs Pidgeon, Rose and Frank Pidgeon. Small child on left, Jean Shillabeer Donated by Frank Pidgeon