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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


Pennyfields Limehouse

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Taken in Pennyfields, Limehouse, East London, on the corner of Oriental Street, at the time of the coronation of King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth in May 1937. Betty Hansford (nee Housden) says it was probably a “trial” photograph as she has another one with all the children looking clean and wearing their best clothes. Donated by Betty Hansford