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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 Station


Blackwall Station

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Blackwall Station, North London Railway. Blackwall Station was opened in 1840 to serve passengers coming from the Minories, in the City, to Brunswick Wharf, to take the steamers to the coast. The London and Blackwall Railway, later absorbed into the North London Railway, ran along the Viaduct (used by the new Dockland Light Railway) from the Minories to Poplar, and then into a cutting as far as Blackwall. From Jim Creasey