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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


Christ Church E14

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Arthur Smith, youngest son of Mr and Mrs George Besant Smith, 13 Ship Street, London, E.14. Photographed here as a choirboy at Christchurch, perhaps in the early 1920s. Born in 1912, he went to the Old Cubitt Town School. He was a keen footballer and played for Millwall Youth. When he left school he worked for ‘Cargo Fleet’, a steel stockholders on the site in Saunders Ness Road, now occupied by the National Dock Labour Board. Donated by R Bradbrook