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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.

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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


Dockland Settlement East Ferrry Rd 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Dockland Settlement No. 2 Main Hall, mid 1920s. The Junior Club, boys aged 10-14, playing indoor table games (chess, draughts, etc.) and reading. The club was open every night from Monday to Friday, from 5.30 to 7pm for junior and 7.30 to 10.30 pm for the older boys. Other activities included P. T., netball, dress-making, make-up, handicrafts; combined activities included badminton, tennis, choral singing and dramatics.