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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


Glengall Road

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Island History Trust Image Collection


1930’s, corner of Glengall Road (later Tiller Road) and Westferry Road. Further shop a grocery store run by Mr and Mrs George Wethey who handed it on to their son Albert who ran it until it was closed by bomb damage. They had an errand boy called Alf Barnes. Donated by Betty Mitchell