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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


East India Dock Road 1870s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Harry Oxley and Elizabeth Oxley (nee Chamberlain). This photograph was taken in a studio in East India Dock Road, probably in the 1860s. Harry Oxley worked at a pottery on the Isle of Dogs, perhaps the one in Westferry Road on what later became the site of Associated Lead. The couple moved to Hartlepool before the 1900s, leaving some relatives here. Their grandson, another Harry Oxley, still lives in Hartlepool, and sent us this photograph. by Harry Oxley