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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


369 Westferry Road

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Critchell children, 1928, in the garden of the family home at No. 369 Westferry Road, where their father, Samuel had a hairdressing shop. They are: Elizabeth Francis, aged nineteen, in Ranger's uniform; Alice Esther, aged ten, in Guide's uniform, and Alfred James, aged eight in Cub's uniform. Donated by Mrs A. E. Hobgen