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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?

Digital copies of photographs can be obtained from Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives (there is a charge for this service please see our visitor information page for prices). If you would like to purchase images for personal use or use the images for publication or display please contact us at localhistory@towerhamlets.gov.uk

St John's Vicarage 1950s
© THLHLA

Outing from ‘The Newcastle’ now the ‘Waterman’s Arms’ 1950s
© THLHLA

An outing from the Island in the 1950s
© THLHLA

Members of Alpha Old Age Pensioners’ Society 1950s
© THLHLA

St. Luke’s Hall Havannah Street 1950s
© THLHLA

Islanders on an outing in the 1950s
© THLHLA

An outing to the seaside 1950s
© THLHLA

Manchester Road (1940s or 1950s)
© THLHLA

Islanders on an outing from Hawkins & Tipson' Rope Works 1950s
© THLHLA

Drivers from McDougall’s Flour Mills 1950s
© THLHLA

Cambridge Heath Road, 1950
© Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

Essian Street, 1953
© Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives