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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


Five Friends 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Five friends: Standing: on the left: Arthur Edward LeFort, (1900-1976), lived at No.101 Manchester Road, Isle of Dogs, and was a carpenter and later Clerk of the Works at the LCC; he moved to Catford when he married. Centre: Alec Morris, of Stebondale Street, Isle of Dogs. On the right: Bil Langhorn also of Stebondale Street. 1920s. Others unknown