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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


George Green's Playing Field 1960s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


George Green's Playing Field, fenced off from Millwall Park, in the foreground. Beyond is Hawkins & Tipson's Rope Works (closed in 1971), and in the background, McDougalls Mill (demolished 1985) and cranes and shipping in Millwall Docks (closed 1981). The Mudchute banks are visible beyond the roof of the Rope Walk. The old George Green's School leased the playing fields from the GLC, but the new school did not take up the lease. by George Pye