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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


Three of the six children of Elizabeth (nee Hart) and William Ashenden of 264 Manchester Road. Joseph John Ashenden, 7th July 1909 to 24th January 1984 Edith Emma Ashenden 6th March 1906 to 12th January 1994 Thomas Hart Ashenden 2nd February 1904 to 11th November 1974 Donated by Mrs Jean Ellis