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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

Westferry Road


Westferry Road

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Hiscott family, No.133 Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, in 1904. Norman, Bert and Gordon, with their mother, Louisa Sophia and sister Louisa. Mrs Hiscott's husband died at the age of 37, leaving her with four young children. She left the soapworks where they lived in Bow, and eventually settled on the Island at a draper's shop in Westferry Road, which she ran for he rest of her life. by Miss E. Hiscott