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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


Long Melford 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Outing from Mortons, the jam and pickle factory in Westferry Road, in the 1920s. Thought to be Long Melford. In front on the left is Robert Beal, with his crutches in the grass beside him; he had lost a leg in the First World War. In the middle of the photograph is John Neal and behind are the Nichols (father and son), one wearing a flat cap and the other with a pipe. From Mrs Nichols