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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

Tooke Street


Tooke Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A street party in Tooke Street, Isle of Dogs, to celebrate the Jubilee of George V in 1935. Left to right: Florence Lovett (nee Paul), mother of Len. They lived at No.1 Tooke Street; two unknown women; Ellen Thurgar (nee Lambert, 1889-1978, mother of George, lived at No.2 Tooke Street, Emmie Bines (nee Little). Mr and Mrs Bines lived at No.8 Tooke Street with Emmie's sister and brother-in-law, Mr and Mrs Bailey. Standing at the back, Kate Paul, Florence's sister, who was killed in Bullivant's shelter during the Blitz. Donated by G. Thurgar