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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


The wedding of Florence May Webb and Patrick William Donovan on December 25th 1921. Flo was 23 and Bill 24. She came from Alpha Grove and Bill came from No1 Manilla Cottages. Left to right at back: Hester Gaskin, Ivy Vowells, Fred Webb, Ivy Webb, Laura Webb. Bill died in February 1960; Flo died in February 1967. Donated by Mrs Donovan