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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


A paint firm 1940

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Beano from Pinchin and Johnson, 1940. Back row, left to right: Tom Lockett, Frank Tomkins, Lennie Rose, Alec Ferris, - , - , Patsy O’Brien, Charlie Chappell, - , Bob Hall, - , Arthur Phelvin, - , - . Front row: Jackie Lobb, - , Solly Williamson, - ,Sam Mitchell, - , - ,. Pinchin and Johnsons (commonly known as Storers) was a paint firm situated more or less opposite the present St. Luke’s School (1980s) in Saunders Ness Road. The site was later taken over by Morella’s, the pickle manufacturers.