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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


Millwall Docks 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Millwall Dock outer basin, c. 1933, before McDougalls silos were built. On the left is a Russian grain ship unloading. The ship on the right is a four master from Holland which carried a variety of cargoes. by Bessie Boylett