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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


Ferry Street 1890s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Ferry House public house, in Ferry Street, Isle of Dogs, probably taken in the late 19th century. Close by is the slipway from which the Potters Ferry operated; records of this ferry service to Greenwich date back to the middle of the 16th century, and so there has probably been a building on this site for four hundred years. Parts of the present building date back to the 18th century and some of it may be older still.