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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


Limehouse 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The S. V. France,in dry dock at Limehouse, probably the yard of Fletcher Son & Fearnall; this is one of a series of photographs taken c1920 by George Henry Wright, a plater who worked in the ship-repair yard of Fletcher Son & Fearnall off Westferry Road near Limehouse. by Mrs S. Piper (nee Wright)