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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


Globe Rope Works East Ferry Road

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Wally Dickenson, under-manager at Hawkins & Tipson, Globe Rope Works, East Ferry Road, Isle of Dogs, about 1950. These outside steps led to the first floor of the shed housing the House Machines, which turned the spun yarn into ropes of varying thicknesses. In the background is Badgers Works and McDougalls flour mill by Millwall Dock. Donated by Daisy Woodard