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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


Isle of Dogs 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


An outing from Sterling Mangle Works, Isle of Dogs. George Cox, formerly of No. 67 Glegall Road, writes; As a lad of 14 years, the Sterling Mangle Works was my first job. The boy in the bowler hat is me; sitting next to me is George Compton; Albert Hart is talking to the woman; standing in the rear corner is ‘Fatty' Hart. by Mr G. Cox