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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 board The Royal Princess 1960s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Poplar Blackwall & District Rowing Club. c1960s Following a club race on board ‘The Royal Princess'. Includes: Tommy Weller, Johnny Noonan (The Resolute), Cliff Neal (Charlie Browns), Ted Tarbard (The George), Bill Smith (club secretary), Don Neal (The O'Porto), and Flip Hann (manager of The George). by Bill Smith