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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


Ship-repairer 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


George Henry Adams with his brother Edwin, who was a ship-repairer working in the Royal Docks; he was crippled as a result of an accident at work and then worked as a night watchman. Photograph taken during or just after the First World War.