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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 Pier


Blackwall Pier

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Thames Steam tug of the Lighterage Company at Millwall Buoy, photograph taken from Blackwall Pier. Irande was the sister ship of Framfield which Michael Neicho started work on in 1956 as an apprentice lighterman. One of the men on the tug is a Stacey. Later in the 1950s, the funnels were reduced to half the size. Donated by Michael Neicho