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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


Sissinghurst Kent

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Islanders hop-picking at Sissinghurst in Kent, 1934-35. The boy in the centre is Harry Hockley. The photograph also includes Edie Hockley, (later Price), and John Price. The woman in the foreground is Mrs Hockley of Kingfield Street. Harry Hockley was killed whilst serving with the Royal Navy in the Second World War. Donated by Grace MacFarlane