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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


Limehouse Reach 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Photograph taken by G. H. Wright, plater, working at Fletcher Son & Fearnall in Westferry Road. He was born in 1902 in Strafford Street, Isle of Dogs. 1920s. Inscibed on the back as follows: “T.S.S Onward, SE and C. Ry Cross- Channel Steamer. Sunk 1917, salved and renamed ‘Ballycotton'. Isle of Man Steam Packet.” by Mrs Piper (nee Wright)