Reference NumberB/LEA
TitlePhotographs by Tom Learmonth Photography
DescriptionDigital copies of photographs taken by the official photographer Tom Learmonth of the unveiling of the Altab Ali Arch on 1 October 1989.
Includes photographs of children who led a procession through the arch after it was unveiled.

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Extent2 files (32 digital photographs (JPEG))
AdminHistoryTom Learmonth is a photographer who studied on the first B.A. in Photographic Arts at the then Polytechnic of Central London, graduating in 1978. He went onto become a community photographer, freelance photojournalist, and photography teacher in East London. In the 1980s he made several photojournalism trips to Bangladesh and Nepal. He set up a business under the name Tom Learmonth Photography.

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CustodialHistoryThese records were collected as part of a Bengali Collections Development project by Shahera Begum, Heritage Trainee during 2011. For the brochure 'The Bengali East End: Histories of Life and Work in Tower Hamlets'. Visit

This material significantly broadened the range of collections from and about the Bengali community in Tower Hamlets. If you would like to add further material to our collections please contact us.
RelatedMaterialExplore the following individual collections listed below which are held at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives. They have been received as part of an ongoing Bengali Collections Development project since 2011. The list provides the collection reference number and collection name.

B/LEA Tom Learmonth Photography
B/SEH Shepheard Epstein and Hunter, architects

Institutional organisations:
I/BRA Banglatown Restaurants Associations
I/EME Ethnic Minority Enterprise
I/KNC Kobi Nazrul Centre
I/TTF Tower Hamlets Training Forum and Bengali Mahila Samity

Local authority:
L/THL/G/2/2 London Borough of Tower Hamlets: council papers on Altab Ali Park

Oral histories:
O/BEE Bengali East End oral histories

Papers of individuals:
P/EAD John Eade
P/EVE John Eversley
P/GOS Bidhan Goswami (including P/GOS/1/1 Bangladesh Welfare Association and P/GOS/2 Brick Lane Mosque publications)
P/MIN Kendrio Shaheed Minar
P/RAU Mahmoud A Rauf
P/SIE Alice Sielle
P/UDD Mrs Uddin
P/ULH Rafique Ullah
P/ULL Ansar Ahmed Ullah

S/BYL Bangladesh Youth League
SubjectPrivate enterprises
Access StatusOpen
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