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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 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Second World War: First use of HTS ‘Television in Aircraft'. Mr Kneeshaw writes: From 102 Squadron, Pocklington in Yorkshire, we were taken of bombing operations for 10 days to learn how to use the HTS. This photograph was taken on our final flight, where we had permission to fly over London. by Mr Kneeshaw