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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


Victoria Station 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Going down to the hop-fields in Brenchley, Kent, walking from Victoria Station to the coach station. c.1949 Rose Marsh (b.1930) and Sarah Morris. Rose's mum and two younger brothers were already ‘down hopping'. At that time the family lived in a prefab in Plevna Street. by Rose Marsh