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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


Island Gardens

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Playing bowls in Island Gardens, late 1920s. Looking towards the foot-tunnel entrance. Houses in Wharf Road can be seen through the trees on the right. The Bowling Club used the Island Gardens until 1955; in the foreground of the photograph are flower beds, full of tulips in the spring. Donated by Miss Hubbard