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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 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


In the garden of No.131 Westferry Road, sometime before the First World War. Left to right: Annie Coker (married William Townsend in 1918), her mother, Sarah Ann Coker and another of her three daughters, Doris Coker (married George Wright in 1926). Mrs Coker is holding what is thought to be a catalogue called Crowhurst Choice. The family had moved to Westferry Road from their shop at No.18 Strafford Street. by Mrs Piper