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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

Poplar Blackwall & District Rowing Club


Poplar Blackwall & District Rowing Club

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Poplar Blackwall & District Rowing Club. c1950s Her Majesty the Queen being helped off the Royal Barge by the world sculling champion Bert Barry, wearing his Doggett Coat and Badge apparel. Also in the picture, another Royal Waterman, Harry Hardee, back to the camera. by Bill Smith