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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


Island Gardens 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Lead Works, Millwall, Lorries lined up in the Island Gardens. There is no company name on the side of the lorry - this is a deliberate policy designed to discourage theft. Probably 1930s.