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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


Green's yard Blackwall

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Green's yard, Blackwall. Isle of Dogs, about 1890, showing what is believed to be one of three fever ships used for patients with infectious diseases. This one is believed to be a double-hulled experimental vessel. The other two were old warships. The buildings on the ship are the wards, offices etc of the hospital. Donated by Mr Lynam