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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



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Island History Trust Image Collection


Arthur and Clara LeFort, of East Ferry Road, Isle of Dogs, on holiday in Ramsgate about 1928. The had come to live on the Isle of Dogs in the 1890s and eventually settled in 101 Manchester Road where they kept a boot and shoe shop. Before retirement, Arthur LeFort had worked on a mud dredger for the Port of London Authority on a mud dredger, and as a result of an accident at work, he had lost two fingers of his right hand. In spite of this he was a champion billiard player. Donated by Mrs Dawson