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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


Chapel House Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


About 1942. Back garden of No. 23 Chapel House Street, steps to Hesperus Crescent in the background. These steps took the footpath over a railway goods siding which ran between Millall Docks and McConochies. Air raid shelter on the left; Rosmary Atkinson (born 1927) and Tony Atkinson (born 1938). Donated by Tony Atkinson