Twitter logo Facebook logo Flickr logo

Tel: 0333 370 4700

Enrol: 0207 364 5665

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



Image Number:





Island History Trust Image Collection


The day of the Coronation Royal River Pageant on the Thames, 1953. Gaselee’s motor tug “Tayra” was used to take the tug crews’ families to see the pageant. Emmie Waters of Newcastle Street, Isle of Dogs, and her sister Elsie, are in the stern of the tug, from left to right fifth and sixth respectively. Donated by Ron Waters