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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

Napier Yard Westferry Road 1950s


Napier Yard Westferry Road 1950s

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Joseph Westwood & Co. Bridge Builders, Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs. Using a profile burner, set to cut the ‘magic eye' which automatically followed a drawing and could burn through two to four inches of steel. Bob Roberts is working on the radial burner.


Island History Trust Image Collection