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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

On the foreshore at Johnston Street 1960s


On the foreshore at Johnston Street 1960s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


On the foreshore at Johnston Street E14, Old North Greenwich Railway Station in the background, 1960s. Christening a new boat for Poplar and Blackwall Rowing Club. Breaking champagne over ‘Kenneth’ is Mrs Fisher, the president’s wife, and Miss Elgee, a patron of the club on holiday from Australia. Others include: G.Cole (starter for club races); W. Smith (secretary of supporters club); W.J.Woodward Fisher (president), S.Cottage (club captain) and Bill Smith. From W.Smith