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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


Daisy Roberts (later Woodard) with her mother Sophie Roberts in the back yard of their home at No. 38 Newcastle Street, Isle of Dogs, early 1940. The Anderson Shelter accommodated Daisy, her mother and father, her Nan and Grandad, her aunt and uncle, and their baby, seen here in the photograph - Bobby Shaw, born December 1939. The house was damaged by a bomb later in the year. Donated by Daisy Woodard