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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

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Westferry Road, Millwall, Isle of Dogs, in 1911. Canadian soldiers, having landed at the Millwall Docks, arriving to take part in the Coronation celebrations of George V. Taken looking south showing the west or river side of Westferry Road. On the immediate right is part of St. Luke's Church of England School and playground; at No 38 were Bullivant 7 Co., wire rope manufacturers, and Bullivant's Aerial Rope Way Co Ltd.; then came Hutchins Street; at No 40 was Thomas Robert Chidgey, oilman; at 44, John Charles Jackman, harness maker. Going north beyond St. Luke's was Sedgewick & Co., ventilator manufacturers, and London Wharf, with the Foreign Bottle Manufacturing Co., and the London Bottle Co. Ltd. Donated by Mr Mernick