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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


Mecca Cafe Bloomfield St London

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mancells, steel stockholders, Cahir Street, Isle of Dogs. Supper dance in late 1920s or early 1930s. Includes: Arthur Foster, Bet Rattray, Charlie Lyon, De Jonge (from the Rotterdam branch of the firm.), Mr A. S. Budd, Dave Knight, Joan Budd and Mr C. Phipps.