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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


A photograph from the Hoad family album, c.1900. Charles Hoad, a barge builder from Rye, and his wife Susan (nee Martin), lived at 59 Alpha Road, London E14, in the early 20th century. They had 12 children, of whom six survived to adulthood. See also Island History news, January/February 2010 Donated by Nicci Talbot Morris