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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


Westferry Road 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Unloading timber at Lenantons, 1950s. Lenanton's workers had ‘tickets' which allowed them to unload the timber instead of the dockers. Includes: ‘Tango' the foreman (George Kemp), Stanley Goss, Ted Lazell, Sid Allum, Ernie Ainger and Bill Dyer. Also two ‘checkers' - perched on a cross piece. From Mrs Ainger