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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


William Hall of Plaistow, and Arthur LeFort, Isle of Dogs, in the back garden of No. 201 East Ferry Road, Isle of Dogs, in the 1930s. The garden was divided between the two families who lived in the house. In the background are lilac trees, and beyond them, the chimneys of houses in Lead Street, now demolished.