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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

British Street School 1922


British Street School 1922

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Every year the girls in Island Schools selected a May Queen and danced around the Maypole; the chosen girl became prefect for the year and enjoyed certain privileges. She also had Maids of Honour, and was presented with a silver medal and a photograph. This is British Street School, c1922; the May Queen is Cecilia McSweeney, of No. 31 Thermopylae Gate; among her attendants are: second from left in front, Connie Hill, of Chapel House Street., on the right, in front, Grace Chandler, Thermopylae Gate.