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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


Hawkins & Tipson Outing 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Probably a Hawkins & Tipson outing in the 1920s. Top left: Harry Sparks, Mill Foreman, lived in Ferry Street. Top right: Alec Freeman, Maintenance Charge Hand, lived in Thermopylae Gate. Bottom left: Charlie Lay, Jnr., Mill Foreman, lived in Billson Street, killed in the Second World War. Bottom right; Harry Martin, Warehouse Foreman.