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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


Cubitt Town School

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Cubitt Town School during the First World War. On left, second row from front, with big bow in hair, Gladys Leeds (b.1907), of 88 Stebondale Street, where her parents kept a shop. The photos being held are possibly those of fathers and elder brothers serving in the armed forces. Donated by Mrs Harper