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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

Glengall Road School 1911


Glengall Road School 1911

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Glengall Road School, Class 5 in 1911. Seated in front, second from left: Alfred McCartney, (b. 1904) of No. 144 Stebondale Street (and later of No.158 East Ferry Road) On leaving school, Arthur became an apprentice boiler-maker at Fraser's works in Ferry Street. He went into general engineering after finishing his apprenticeship.