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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


Alpha Grove

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Installing new plant at Brown & Polson Ltd (formerly George Clark & Son Ltd., now Tate & Lyle) Alpha Grove, Isle of Dogs, in the 1950s. At this time the output was about 12,000 tons per year, with a staff of 90. The firm was producing Inverts, Primings and Caramels for the brewing industry, and also Syrups and Liquid Sugars for the food and beverage industries. Donated by Tate & Lyle