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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


"Ron Waters, born 7th November 1931 at 237 Manchester Road, later lived in Newcastle Street. Here aged 3 years and 6 months in 1935, Silver Jubilee Year. “Those tight lips mean that tears are not very far away”. Ron’s dad was a stevedore; Ron worked on Thames tugs and also did a spell as a stevedore. " Donated by Ron Waters