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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


The Turner family, shown here in 1950, lived in Newcastle Street (later Glengarnock Avenue), until bombed out in 1940. Seated, Forence May Turner, 1880-1976 (see January February 2006 Island History News for more about her); standing left to right: Ethel Maud 1904-1985 (Mrs Oakley); Elsie Victoria 1921 - (Mrs Sturgeon); Reginald John, 1916-1976; Emily, 1903-? (Mrs Salmon); Lily 1910-1989 (Mrs Brooker); Florence May 1900-1982; William Owen 1915-1974; Doris 1899-1987 (Mrs Milkins); Alice 1902-? (Mrs Graves); Winifred Grace 1917- (Mrs Gardner); Gladys Evelyn 1908-1999 (Mrs Godfrey). Donated by D.Oakley