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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

East Ferry Road 1930s


East Ferry Road 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


In the garden of No.210 East Ferry Road, c1930s. Looking over the fence: Mrs Dorothy Guy and Louie Hamman (later Beere); in front of fence, Mrs MacPherson. On the right, in the background are the roof tops of the houses in Lead Street (now demolished) and behind them is the chimney of the Lead Works, known as ‘Ponty's Chimney' - the tallest chimney on the Island.