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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


Family party for Webb and Whiffen Island families. First on left at back, Maurice Webb; second row, second on left, Isobel, who married Maurice; front; man seated on left, Walter Whiffen senior; woman in dark dress with flower pattern, Elizabeth Webb (nee French); young man seated, Walter Whiffen junior; next to him, his wife, or fiancee, Lil Webb (daughter of Elizabeth). Donated by Mr & Mrs L.Morris