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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


Cahir Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


George Kemp in the garden of 44 Cahir Street in the 1970’s, shelling peas or peeling potatoes. George was born in Stewart Street E14 and worked all his life as a duller at Matthew T. Shaw’s Iron Works, except during the First World War when as a result of injuries he had a plate put in his left arm. Donated by Daisy Woodard