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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

St. Edmund's Church 1937


St. Edmund's Church 1937

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Procession from St. Edmund's Catholic Church passing through Hesperus Crescent in 1937. In the foreground: Bernard Bannister (b.1918) who lived in the Crescent; to his left Syd Henning (b.1916); on the right: Danny Cavanagh. All three members of the 16th South Poplar Scouts. The little boy in the bottom right-hand corner is Johnny Field, in his cub uniform. From Mr and Mrs Bannister