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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


June 1938, the wedding of Islanders William James Hickman and Alice Parmenter, who had both attended Glengall Road School. Left to right: Mrs C. Hickman (1892-1980), nee Broderick; Mrs Will Hickman (1891-1944); Ena - ; Bill Hickman (1915-1985); Alice Parmenter (b.1911); Bernard Hickman, best man (1917-1972); Jean Crawford (b.1918); Alex Parmenter Snr. (1868-1848); Mary Parmenter (1891-1974); bridesmaid, Doreen Parmenter, aged 5. The Hickman family lived at No. 135 Mellish Street and the Parmenters at No. 4 Havannah Street. Later that same year, Jean Crawford married Alex Parmenter Jnr. The whole family moved to Basildon during the Blitz. Donated by Alice Hickman