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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


Furze Street Bow?

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Island History Trust Image Collection


George Robert Scott, born 1928, photographed by a street photographer in 1929. George lived in Furze Street Bow. He grew up to be a deal porter in the Surrey Docks from 1955 to 1983. Having moved to the Isle of Dogs in 1973, when he left the docks, he started a launderette in Castalia Square. Donated by George Scott