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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


Westferry Road 1920s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Mabel Naylor (nee Coker) with her husband Sidney, on the oil wharf at the top of the turning near the pawnbrokers in Westferry Road, in the 1920s. The caretaker at the oil wharf was Will Townsend, who was married to Mabel's sister Annie, who ran the shop at No131 Westferry Road. by Mrs Piper