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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. John's Church?

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The wedding of Kit and Alf Bragger at St. John's Church in April 1928. Alf lived in Plevna Street and was a shipwright; Kit (formerly Bruce) lived in Castalia Street and her parents ran a corner shop. In the photograph, at the back: Bert Bragger, Paddy McGoughlin, Bob Bruce, George, Bob, Ernie and Sid Bragger. Standing in the second row: Dell McGoughlin, Ivy - , Alice Baldry, Ron and Lil Bragger, Martha Bragger, Charlie Bragger, Bill Bruce, Kate Bruce, Mrs Matthews. Seated: - , May Wilson, Alf Bragger, Kit Bruce, Arthur Weller. In front: Joe Bruce, - , Eddie Bruce. Donated by Mrs Gwen Moore