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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

On holiday at Cottingham 1918


On holiday at Cottingham 1918

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Alice Thomson, later McSweeney, (b.1898), her sister-in-law, Ethel May Thomson, nee Robinson, (1895-1975) and her brother, Alec Thomson (b.1895), of Millwall, a boiler maker. On holiday at Cottingham in Yorkshire, in 1918, shortly after Alec and Ethel were married.