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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




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Island History Trust Image Collection


Poplar, Blackwall and District Rowing Club, prize-giving, 1950s. On left-hand side: standing at back, Wally Murray; to the left of him, Brian Gould; to his left, another Murray; in front of Wally, partly hidden, Ken Orwell; in front to right, Fred Adams, next to him with glasses, Doc Mack Donated by Wiggins Family