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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


Millwall Docks 1964

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Office workers from Rye Arc Ship Repairing Company, Millwall Docks, about 1964, standing in front of the ‘Astrio' berthed in Millwall Docks. Left to right: Gwen Mason (telephonist from Eltham), Doris Gerson (typist East Ham), Margaret Tull (telephonist, East Ham), Buddie Penn (typist, Isle of Dogs), Pat - (typist), Annie Small (Eltham). Rye Arc closed down in 1970. From Buddie Penn