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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

Docklands Settlement 1929-30


Docklands Settlement 1929-30

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Dockland Settlement No.2, East Ferry Road, Isle of Dogs, Annual Gymnastic Display, 1929-30. Rear formation: Ron Kettle, Fred Waters (worked at Machonochies), Jim McCarthy (docker), Jim Brinkley (butcher), Charlie Oliver. Front: Dumps Derby, - Albert McGoughey, Alf Clarke (greengrocer), Stan Goodman (rent collector), Bill McLewin. On hand: Bernard Regan. Charlie Oliver had one foot amputated after being run over by a bus in Manchester Road, when he was five; he could still do almost anything in sport, even with a false limb!