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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


Glen Terrace

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Island History Trust Image Collection


On left, Glen Terrace (northern end of Manchester Road); on right, the lifting bascule bridge, which was replaced in 1969. Gap in houses of terrace was created by a bomb, this was later filled in with near-matching house. Scene is the 1945 Peace Party for residents. At the piano, Les Savage; who lived in nearby pre-fabs; leaning on piano, Ted Rouse; man in large cap, Mr Tinkey; further along, Carrie Babister; girl in white dress, Doreen Luxton; man centre back holding child, Mr Steed; to right of garlanded pole, girl in white, Anona Pringle; in front of her, seated child, Ena Pringle. Behind Anona is Alice Pringle and next to her, Sheila Pringle. Behind them is Fred Pringle and to the right of him, Mr Austin/Austen. Donated by Mrs Sheila Brittain, nee Pringle