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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


Burnham Beeches 1930

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Family picnic at Burnham Beeches for friends and neighbours from Westferry Road (Scotch church area) about 1930. In the photograph: David Thomson, Harry and Sophie Anderson, Jo Anderson, Fred and Till Cox. The families hired a bus (at first it was a lorry) once a year for this outing. From Mrs Dot Bennett