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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


Mrs Louisa S. Hiscott (nee Biggs). Mrs Hiscott kept a draper's shop at No.133 Westferry Road from 1897 onwards. She had been living in Bow before that, but came from an Island family who had a dairy and milk round in East Ferry Road. She took the shop after having been left a widow at the age of 31, with three young children to bring up. Mrs Hiscott had many interests, including photography. At one time she was a leading light of the Millwall Conservative Party; she was interested in swimming clubs and other local entertainments - besides working hard to look after her shop and family. by Miss E. Hiscott