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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.

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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


Methodist chapel

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Amateur dramatics, or Operatic Society, probably a Gilbert and Sullivan production. On the right, Arthur Williams, of 5 Glengall Road, born 1905, worked in the building trade. The Williams family were all very musical, very involved in music and drama at the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Manchester Road. Donated by Mrs J.Harper