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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


Blackwall Pier 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mrs Margaret Maxwell, (nee Rispin), in the back yard of her home near Blackwall Pier. Margaret was the daughter of a Yorkshire farming family; she married a landscape gardener and they moved south to live in Surrey and then to East London. She had three children. She died in September 1930, aged 45, a few months after this photograph was taken. Her descendants live on the Isle of Dogs.