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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.

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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


Docklands Settlement East Ferry Rd

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Summer 1947: The ‘Round the Island' race, in which boys from clubs on the Island, Poplar, Stepney and Bow took part. The race began and finished at the Dockland Settlement in East Ferry Road. This photograph shows the race starting outside the Settlement. There are three Dockland boys in the race and they are: Dick Cane (second from left); Henry Smith (third from left) and Fred Lander (fifth from left). Donated by Henry Smith