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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


William (Bill) Archibold Thurgar, (2 December 1899-13 September 1992). William was born in Pennyfields, East London and grew up in Millwall at No.2 Tooke Street; he worked as a pipe-bender; moved to Shepherds Bush in 1940, married Lilian Martin from Mellish Street, Isle of Dogs, and eventually retired to Herne Bay. Donated by G. Thurgar