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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

Stebbondale Street 1905


Stebbondale Street 1905

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A shop in Stebondale Street in 1900 before it was taken over by Florence and Charley May in 1905. Their son, Cyril May, was born in the shop in 1908. The name of the couple in the photograph, who owned the shop before the May family, is not known. by Mrs J Snow