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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


Lead Works Millwall 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Lead Works, Millwall, Isle of Dogs. Picture shows the demolition of the Manager's House, which stood in the front yard, probably until the 1930s. In the top left hand corner of the photograph is the first mechanical shovel used in the lead works, and beyond it is one of the pots used for melting the lead. From Mrs Reading