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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.

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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


Cargo Fleet Steel Saunders Nees Road 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Will Price (1901-1981) and his younger brother Jim, working at Cargo Fleet Steel stockholders at Pyrimont Wharf, Saunders Ness Road (near Plymouth Wharf), in the 1920s. Cargo Fleet later moved to Cargo Fleet Wharf, in Westferry Road, where the sand and gravel yard was in the 1980s. Will Price started his working life by helping his father with cartage; then worked at Owen Perry's oil wharf in Wharf Road (now Ferry Street). by Ada Price