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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.

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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


H.M.S. Dido. 1880s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Sailors on H.M.S. Dido, in the 1880s. In the front row on the right is William John Bradley, who was born in Rotherhithe, and lived in Alpha Road, Millwall, E14, in the 1920s. The Dido is now a museum ship at Portsmouth. From J. Campbell