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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.

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Silver Terrace, Westferry Road 1915


Silver Terrace, Westferry Road 1915

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Hames family, of No 5 Silver Terrace, Westferry Road E14. (next door to the fire station). c1915. Centre: Father, John George Hames, cooper (he may have worked at Tyson’s Cooperage, which was where Hesperus Crescent is now); Mother, Mary Sophia nee Hiscock (1854-1920). The Hiscocks came form Romsey, Hampshire. Standing left to right: Emma Dorothy (born 1897), married Gamester; Herbert William (born 1877), worked for the Board of Guardians and Poplar Borough Council; Arthur Henry (born 1880), worked at Lock Lancasters; Kate (1879-1961), married - Atkinson; John George William (born 1874); Florence Mary (1884-1958); Albert Ernest (1875-1969), worked in the docks; Eva Maria Eliza (born 1888), worked in Jones the Haberdashers, but was crippled by arthritis in later life. In front: John Walter (1892-1938). There was another child, Mary Elizabeth (1876-1877).