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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

Timothy (Tim) Heffernan 1900


Timothy (Tim) Heffernan 1900

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Timothy (Tim) Heffernan, brother of Mrs Catherine Bradley. Lived with her and her family at No. 327 Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs. Tim came over from his home in Listowel, Co. Kerry, in 1900 and had steady work as a crane driver in the Millwall Docks. He was a lovely dancer - he used to whistle and jig to the entertainment of customers in the family shop.