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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 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Westferry Road, Millwall, Isle of Dogs, pre- First World War postcard. On the right is Mellish Street and Tooke Street, showing the old Tooke Arms. The first opening on the left leads to the Pin and Cotter; this turning was also a favourite spot for gambling; also on the left, further up the road, the three brass balls over Squires, the pawn shop. by Mrs S. Piper