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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


North Greenwich Station

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Great Eastern Railway ( formerly Eastern Counties Railway). North Greenwich Station, Isle of Dogs (Poplar Rowing Club now stands on this site). The ‘well-tank' engine is Ariel's Girdle, built in 1851 by Kitsen, Thompson & Hewitsons, of Leeds, and shown at the Great Exhibition that year. The vertical pipe in front is in the water inlet. Donated by Island History Trust