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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


West India Docks

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Island History Trust Image Collection


May 1979, outside No. 1 Gate West India Docks, Isle of Dogs. Stevedores and dockers from West India and Millwall Docks on an outing (their last) to Margate or Ramsgate. George Pye recalls: “We stopped at every pub on the way, and every lay-by - we had crates of beer on board which could only be consumed when stationary.” Donated by George Pye