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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



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Island History Trust Image Collection


Alfred Bevan, (1874-1942), born in Cottage Street, Poplar and lived on the Isle of Dogs for most of his adult life. Worked for many years at Bennet Laws/Kemble Bishops; made redundant 1921 with a compensation payment of £1.0.0 a week for six months, then took what odd jobs he could get. Donated by Anne Taylor