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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


Chapel House Street 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Lillian Louise Good, daughter of James and Caroline Good, one of nine children born in Chapel House Street. Photographed here c1900-1910. Lillian worked as a cook at Lord Cadogans house in the West End. She left her job to marry a cousin Ted Shelver, a house decorator from Leytonstone. They had four children.