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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

Taranto Italy


Taranto Italy

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This crane was built at Ipswich by Ransomes. It weighed two thousand tons, and was shipped from West India Docks to Taranto Italy, The crane was dismantled into ten ton sections before shipment in the Italian General Line Ships. by Mr H. J. Larnder