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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


A drawing of an early nineteenth century ship-yard 1843

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A drawing of an early nineteenth century ship-yard (location unknown), from the book ‘Days at the Factories', 1843. This drawing was used to illustrate early ship-building in the Island History Project exhibition, ‘Men of Mettle'. by Mike Seabourne