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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


Mellish Street

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Island History Trust Image Collection


June 1980: stevedores from Millwall and West India Docks in the Dock Staff and Labour Club (inside the fence off Mellish Street) having a last drink together before the docks closed. Donated by George Pye