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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


Pier Street 1903

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Isle of Dogs Progressive Club, 1903. The club was based at 17 Pier Street. It flourished in the 1890s and early 1900s and was the forerunner of the local Labour Party. Standing: A.E.Finden, General Secretary; W.Hattemore,Chairman of Political Council. Seated: J.Walker, Hon. Librarian, Wlll Crooks MP, LCC and E.C.Middleton, Hon. Treasurer.