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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 Docks 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Press photograph of the first captured German boat to be brought into Millwall Docks in the Second World War. On the right, Arthur French (born 20 October 1916), stevedore, at the time he lived in No. 37 Chapel House Street. by Mrs I. Hames