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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


Lamb Gardens, 1865

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© Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives


1860s, Housing, Bethnal Green


Lamb Gardens. Old cottages formerly occupied by Huguenot weavers, demolished in 1870. The site is now covered by Waterlow Buildings in Three Colts Lane. Includes a chicken coup and a rabbit hutch by the back door.