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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



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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mark Peters, (born 1961) of St.Hubert’s House, Janet Street, pictured here competing in the hurdles for Tower Hamlets in the 1970s. Mark went to Seven Mills School and St.Paul’s Way School. As an adult his passion for athletics has seen him finish no less than five London Marathons, and he has trained his daughter in the Triple Jumps. Now (2006) a cab driver, he previously worked for Lenanton’s timber firm on the Island; they sponsored him to run in the Chicago Marathon. Donated by Barbara Barnes