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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


Stebondale Street 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


No. 144 Stebondale Street, in 1912. The shop was owned by the McCartney family from 1900 onwards. From 1907 until 1914 it was managed by Mr James McCartney and Mrs Emma McCartney. Their sons Alfred and James are standing in the doorway. by Miss D. McCartney