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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


St.Andrew’s Hospital

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Island History Trust Image Collection


William John Brown, of 3 Alpha road, at St.Andrews Hospital. He was there for five or six years and died in 1924, having spent much of the time in bed outside. His condition had worsened after his son was killed in World War One. His wife was LIza brown and they had four children, Billy, Elizabeth, Emily and John. Donated by Mrs Winter