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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


Island Gardens

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Island History Trust Image Collection


North Greenwich Bowls Club, pictured probably in the early days of its existence (1901-1910) in Island Gardens, then a new park created by the London County Council in 1895. In background, Osborne House, one of a small number of villas built mid-19th century by William Cubitt, bought by LCC and used as a free library until Cubitt Town Library opened in Strattondale Street in 1904 Donated by Chris Mayne