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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


Gravesend Kent

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Thames, possibly in the 1870s. This ship could be the ‘Magallanes' built by Green's, Blackwall yard, Isle of Dogs, in 1873, for the Chilean navy, photographed off Gravesend with Tilbury in the background; or it could be a Portuguese war-ship. Donated by Mr Lynam