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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


Tower Bridge

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Island History Trust Image Collection


J. Westwood & Co., Steel Erectors, Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs. Taken prior to work undertaken to raise the catwalk on Tower Bridge, which had dropped about six inches in the centre. The catwalk was lifted with small ‘pancake' jacks and as it was lifted, the hauser ropes were tightened. by George Dack