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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

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Thames barges passing the Isle of Dogs, c1930; the view is towards the southern end of the Island, showing the buildings in Ferry Street, with “Ponty's chimney” (the tallest on the Island), in the yard of the Lead Works. Photograph from a former resident of St. Mildred's. Donated by St. Mildred's Settlement