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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


Burnham Beeches 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Family picnic for friends and neighbours from Westferry Road (Scotch church area) about 1930. In this photograph: Alice Aylett, Harry Anderson, George Thomson, Sophie Anderson, Elizabeth (Bet) Thomson and Mary Anderson. They used to go every year to somewhere like Minehead or Burnham Beeches, hiring a bus and taking their food with them, including water and a little stove to make tea.