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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


Harbinger Road 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Harbinger Road, Isle of Dogs, looking towards Mancells, steel stockholders, with Millwall Docks beyond. To the right is Hesperus Crescent, and in the right foreground the site of the present day (1980s) Harbinger Road flats. This was once the site of Tysons Cooperage, where the PLUTO pipe-line is said to have been stored.