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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

Harbinger School 1938-39


Harbinger School 1938-39

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Children from Westferry Road, Cahir Street, Harbinger Road and Chapel House Street, Isle of Dogs, in Harbinger School playground, 1938 or 1939. Back row: John Avis, Dennis Burgess, Ivy Sheldrake, - , David Kinchley, Tom Smith, - , Ken Harrop, - , - , Dois Tulley, Stanley Oakley. Second row: Leslie Peacock, Sheila Soper, Florrie Emmett, Violet Evans, Eva Hart, Eileen Braithwaite, Mary Bush, - , Lily Sheldrake, Ethel Thomson, Amy Pengelly, George Edwards, - , - , Harold Downs. Third row: Joyce Cooper, Rose Rawlings, Iris Heath, - , - Lamport, Ethel Rump, Cyril Pope. Front row: - Spillman, Eric Woodall, Donald Colombo, Alf Parsons, Sam Pridy, Stanley Hardwood.