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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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Millwall Westferry Road 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


C& E Mortons, Confectioners, possibly inside their Millwall factory. Mr Bert Hiscott, whose photograph this was, and who worked at Mortons from 1902 to 1934, listed in his auto-biography the products made by the company at their various sites in Millwall, Cubitt Town, Lowestoft and Aberdeen. These were: preserved fish, meat, soup, vegetables, fruit, sausages, ham, bacon and cheese, jams, jellies, marmalades, candied peels, pickles, sauces, potted meat and fish, milled and ground oatmeal, barley, spices, peppers, salt and curry powder, bottled essences, blended teas and cocoa, bottled oils, vinegars etc. by Miss Hiscott