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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 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


J. Westwood & Co., Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, probably 1950s. Two main girders being welded for Underline Bridge No.1A between High Dyke Junction and Skellington Junction over the Great North Road. Length of girders 97 feet, depth 7 feet 10 inches, width 2 feet 3 inches, weight 24 tons each. Total weight of steel bridge, 74 tons. by Eileen Bannister