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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



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Island History Trust Image Collection


An outing from the Kingsbridge pub, Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, in the 1950s. At the back are: Harry Pye, Ted Jackson, Arthur Hockley, - , George Kemp, Arthur Walsh, Steve “Mouse” Frost, - Charles Gower, - , Tom Clear, and Alf Gibson. In front: driver, Tommy Clear, Bill Sime, Billy Inns, Jack Hillman, Louis Bloom, Jim “Tiny” Harvard, Sid Hedgecock, Johnny and Teddy Fitzgerald. One of the men looking out of the coach is an O' Leary. Donated by Mrs Alice Sime