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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


Barrels, Bins and Trolleys, with a horse-drawn dray waiting to be loaded up, in the yard of George Clark & Son Ltd. (now Tate & Lyle), Alpha Grove, Isle of Dogs. The chimney and engine house were still standing in the early 1980s, and were in use for modern purposes. In the background are the chimney pots and roofs of houses in Alpha Grove, now replaced by blocks of flats and maisonettes. Date about 1905. Donated by Tate & Lyle