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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

Westferry Road 1950s


Westferry Road 1950s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Floating timber near the wharf at Lenantons, Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, 1950s. This timber was towed up from the docks by lighters. More timber was unloaded here from barges; after the 1950s, large boats also came up to the wharf to be unloaded.