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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

Globe Rowing Club


Globe Rowing Club

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Island History Trust Image Collection


A dinner and dance at the Globe Rowing club. which was in Greenwich, opposite Island Gardens. c1940s Left to right: Victor Storey;s father-in-law; Victor and Eileen Storey; Tom and Emmie Waters, Victor’s mother-in-law; Emmie’s sister Elsie Storey, her husband Bob Storey (father of Victor). Bon Storey was a fireman on Gaselee’s steam tugs and then became a watchman on their moorings off C & E Morton’s factory in Westferry Road. Donated by Ron Waters