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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


East Ferry Road

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Island History Trust Image Collection


East Ferry Road, yard of William Oliver’s Hardwoods. Seated, Mr Anson, the yard manager; standing, possibly, Mr Baker. In distance, timber transporter across Road; various chimneys; railway embankmenet. In middle ground, The Goerge pub, East Ferry Engineering, 1950s housing, ruins of bombed houses; prefabs. Donated by Pat Burns