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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


Millwall Dry Dock 1960s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The ‘King Malcolm' in Millwall Dry Dock; a view from the windows of No. 15 Hesperus Crescent in the 1960s. On the left is the back of Mancells, steel stockholders, and on the right is Badgers ship-repair works. There is an old hydraulic crane in the background on the left. In the foreground of the photograph are the dock railway lines. From Mrs Reading