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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


St. Paul's Presbyterian Church?

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Island Wedding, probably 1942, location uncertain; could be near St. Paul's Presbyterian Church. The bride and groom are Emily Horton and William Sime ( a stevedore, of Gaverick Street). Includes: Alf, Minnie, Joe and William Sime, one of the small boys is Les Sime. On the left of the photograph are Jim Horton and Mrs Horton. Donated by Alice Sime