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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


Harbinger School

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Harbinger School, Isle of Dogs, 1960-61. Teacher Mrs Jane Colvert (formerly Hunt), is on the left of the photograph. When she wrote to the Island History Trust with the photograph in 1993, she said: “This was a lovely class. Where are they now?” Unfortunately she did not provide any names! Donated by Mrs Jane Colvert