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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 Dock Westferry Road

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A ‘Bridger' at the Millwall Dock entrance, Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, probably 1930s. Waiting for the ships to pass through the lock was a frequent cause of delay to road traffic and pedestrians on their way to work and to school. This entrance lock was closed to shipping following bomb damage in the Second World War. Donated by PLA Monthly 1968