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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


Glengall Road School 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Cohen, Tobias, Gooding and Feldman, men of the Auxiliary Fire Service, Second World War, stationed at Glengall Road School (now Cubitt Town) sub-station, Isle of Dogs - practising First Aid. Behind them is the sand-bagged air raid shelter (the Blitz Hotel); the houses across the street in Glengall Road were later damaged by bombing and demolished; like several other bomb sites on the Island, the area was then converted into allotments.