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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


Macquarie Way 1934

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Macquarie Way, Isle of Dogs, c1934. The car is a 1928 Morris 12 horse power; the windscreen opened outwards for ventilation, the water guage was on the radiator cap, ignition by magneto, and the windscreen wiper was driven by air suction from the engine; note the starting handle. Includes: Mrs Florence Kettle, nee Hames, (1884-1956); Ron Kettle, (b.1911); Ray Kettle, (b.1923), and Alfred Kettle, (1879-1947), principal clerk in the Millwall and West India Docks.