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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


Manchester Road

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Island History Trust Image Collection


11th June, 1955, outside Christ Church, Manchester Road. June Margaret Newby ((1935-2002) arriving with her father Sidney Newby, who had just come out of hospital. Sidney ran several bookmakers’ shops - one in Manchester Road, one in Westferry Road and another in Limehouse. Donated by Ron O’Dell