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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

Johnson Street (now Ferry Street) 1930s


Johnson Street (now Ferry Street) 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Johnson Street (later Ferry Street) and North Greenwich Station on the Millwall Extension Railway Line. The station was closed when the line closed in 1926. In the 1950s the station was demolished and the headquarters of the Poplar Blackwall and District Rowing Club was built on part of the site. Adjacent to the station Johnson's Drawdock, once the landing place of the Isle of Dogs ferry to Greenwich. The ferry was replaced by the foot-tunnel from Island Gardens in 1902. Johnson's Drawdock is now an open space. The small building to the left was Bob Allen's cafe. In the 1980s, another part of the site was used for the construction of brick arches to carry the Dockland Light Railway into Island Gardens Station. by Mr Phillips