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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


Tooke Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Harry Burns of Millwall, photographed in Tooke Street with horse and cart belonging to William Stansell, cooper. c1920s or 1930s. In later years William Stansell ran a carrying service from his home at No. 23 Tooke Street - one of the jobs he did was taking hopping families down to Kent, and fetching them back again at the end of the season. Donated by Mrs Saker