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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

Methodist church


Methodist church

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1950s. At the piano, Ted Spencer, uncle of donor, providing musical entertainment for an “Old folks” Christmas party in the hall of the Methodist Church, Manchester Road. In front, second from right, Mrs Kemp of Billson Street (great-grandmother of donor) the event included a meal for 100 pensioners, catered for by younger church members, who provided cutlery and plates; there was ham, tinned meat, ice cream and fruit salad. Donated by Diana Reeves