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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.

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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


Harbinger United 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Harbinger United - probably a team organised by old boys from Harbinger School; played on Millwall Football Ground and Hackney Marshes. Photographed in the 1930s. Standing: Benny Garland, Charlie Love, Alec Thomson, Albert Lake, Joe Taylor, Vic Jackson, Arthur Rowland, Dick James. In front: George Bond, Johnny Edmunds, Alfie Ayerton, and Jimmy Edmunds.