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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


Dockland Settlement 1939

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The opening of the George Room, in Docklands Settlement, attended by Queen Mary. 1939. Man with bow tie: Sir Reginald Kennedy-Cox, little girl next to him is Patricia Hames, b.1933. Also in the photograph, front, second from left is: Joanie Austin. by Mrs I. Hames