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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.

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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


McDougall’s Flour Mill

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The last lorry out of McDougall’s Flour Mill, a photograph taken by Chick Gardiner. He was a driver for the firm for 27 years until made redundant in 1983 when McDougall’s closed their flour mill and left the Island. The site of the old mill became Wheatsheaf Place. Donated by Pat Gardiner