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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


Darmers Camp at Broxcombe

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1940: Young Islanders at “Darmers' camp, at Broxcombe, where “ we spent many happy weekends from St. Paul's Youth Club. The boys slept in the barn, the girls in the house, which had tiny rooms and wooden beams. We dashed down on Friday nights, quick to get the best rooms. They are great memories.”. Back row: Dennis Prentice, George Price, Rose Griffiths (they later married), - , June Pentecost. Front row: - , - , Harry Symes, Margaret Donovan, - , Margaret Edwards, Maria Lawrence. In front: Millie Atkins. Donated by Mrs Woodhouse