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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


Harrap Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Prefabricated Housing in Harrap Street, Poplar, E14, used in the 1940s and 1950s to re-house families made homeless by the Blitz. A better type than the first ‘Seco' huts, these houses had fitted kitchens and bathrooms. The little girl is Jasmine Taylor. Donated by Anne Taylor