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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

hen the Blitz started 1940s


hen the Blitz started 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


‘ When the Blitz started we were without gas or electricity, the men fixed something up in the playground and when I was made temporary cook. The lady on the right holding the milk was one of two women who volunteered from Manchester Square to help out,' by Mrs F. R. Green