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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


Shed 19, West India Docks, South Quay (close to site of later South Quay station on Docklands Light Railway). This shed was built in the 1970s to handle container traffic. In front of it, a dock building (probably offices) from a much earlier period. Donated by Unknown