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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


Keith and Allan Bradfield, aged 4 and 6, from Wapping, visiting the Parkers in Mellish Street to celebrate the 1953 Coronation, and joining in the Fancy Dress Party as a drummer boy and golliwog. Donated by Brenda Pringle