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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


Weymouth 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Arthur James (Jim) Studd, at Weymouth, Second World War. He was one of a number of stevedores who went from the London Docks to work a Weymouth on the landing craft made out of Thames barges - now thought to have been built only as a ruse to frighten the Germans, as they could not be steered. The stevedores were paid at a special rate for six months. They were boarded in the town but didn't like their lodgings, so arranged to sleep on board the paddle steamer ‘Victoria' in return for looking after it. by J. Studd