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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


Selling Kent 1927

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Hop-pickers huts, Selling, Kent, about 1927. A postcard sent back to the Isle of Dogs with the message ‘Just a card to let you know we are having a good time today, everything OK.' The card was from Mrs Oliver, of Manchester Road, whose husband was an engine room attendant at Hawkins & Tipson's rope works.