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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


Coldstream Guards Squad 1916

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Island History Trust Image Collection


As in the photograph caption: “Corp. L. A. Robinson DCM, Coldstream Guards Squad, May 1916”, presumed to be an Islander but not identified. It's very possible that L.A. Robinson is the fifth man seated from the right - (see W172)