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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


Providence Cottages Emmett Street Westferry Road

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Providence Cottages, Emmett Street, Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs. Pulled down in the 1930s and replaced by Providence House, which was demolished in the 1980s to make way for road improvements and the Limehouse Link Tunnel. Approximately where Westferry Circus now exists. Donated by GLC