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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


Mellish Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Coronation Day 1953, a Fancy Dress Party in Mellish Street. On the left, Brenda Parker, aged 5, dressed as “Britannia”. On the right, Bob Parker, aged 7, as a Roman soldier. Their dad, Dick Parker, made the costumes. Donated by Brenda Pringle