Twitter logo Facebook logo Instagram logo

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

Macquarie Way 1927


Macquarie Way 1927

Image Number:





Island History Trust Image Collection


Outside No.3 Macquarie Way, Isle of Dogs. Ron Kettle, (b.1911), on his BSA motorcycle combination; this motorbike was belt-driven, with acetylene lighting, hand adjusted steering damper on the handlebars, he oil drip feed operated by hand pump. On the pillion, Leonard Kettle, behind, Mrs Florence Kettle, and in the sidecar, Ethel Powell. c1927.