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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


Millwall Dry Dock 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The ‘Korkad' in Millwall Dry Dock; a view from the windows of No. 15 Hesperus Crescent in the 1940s. On the left is a heavy steam crane, and there is a steam crane in front of Badgers ship-repair sheds. From Mrs Reading