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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

Naper Yard Westferry Road 1950s


Naper Yard Westferry Road 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


In the yard of Joseph Westwood & Co. Bridge Builders, Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs. Men repairing the cutting shield used in the Dartford Tunnel, for use in the second Blackwall Tunnel. The white deposit at base is chalk from the first tunneling. Work on the new tunnel began in 1967. by George Dack