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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




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Island History Trust Image Collection


A beano from ‘The Nelson' pub, East Ferry Road on the corner of Manchester Road in 1950s. Includes: Mrs Black, Mrs Long, Mrs Hall, Ena Pye,and Mrs Webb. First on left: Mrs Riches of Manchester Grove. Donated by Mrs K. Pye