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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


An Outing From Curtis’s Shop

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Island History Trust Image Collection


An outing from Curtis’s shop in Chapel House Street, 1940s or 1950s. Back left to right: Rene Curtis, Mrs Morris, Ethel Thomson, - . Front: Three sisters Hilda, Lil and Maggie Cranfield and Nell Moulinie. Looking out of the bus window: Sheila Wootley and Margaret (Maggie Cranfield’s daughter).