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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


West India Docks or Poplar Docks

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Island History Trust Image Collection


‘A launch 45 feet long, 8 feet beam, built of mahogany, provided with a handsome cabin forward, fitted up with a lavatory and W.C. Sped 9 miles an hour.' Built by Yarrows Shipyard, Cubitt Town Isle of Dogs. From Museum of London The Yarrow Collection