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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

Photograph is from album of Mrs Daisy Clayden


Photograph is from album of Mrs Daisy Clayden

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Right: Tom Tillson, of King's Lynne - probably a fisherman. Tom's sister Mable lived on the Island, where she married Ernest Thomas. Tom once walked from King's Lynn to see her, when she was living in Seysell Street. Left: Ernie Thomas, brother of Daisy Thomas and son of Mabel (neeTillson) and Ernest Thomas, of Cubitt Town. Ernie developed Mastoids when he was six, and died in Poplar Hospital. by Mrs D. Clayden