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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


Bow Common Lane, 1955

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© Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives


Street Scenes, 1950s, Mile End, Shops


Bow Common Lane, north side looking west from Eric Street. J. Yallon and Sons, 218 Bow Common Lane, scrap metal dealers. 210 Bow Common Lane on corner of Eric Street. Taken 11th August 1955.