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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 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Maganese Bronze and Brass Ltd, seen from the river in the 1930s. This firm manufactured ships' propellers, including those for the ‘Queen Mary'. At the beginning of the Second World War, the firm moved north to either Birkenhead or Liverpool, and the site was taken over by Associated Lead, who were next door by PLA