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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


A siding from the Millwall Railway ran into the yard of George Clark & Son Ltd. (now Tate & Lyle), Alpha Grove, Isle of Dogs. Raw sugar came in a variety of containers , including sacks, barrels and matting wrappers. At the works it was turned into Brewing Sugars - Inverts, Primings and Caramels. Taken about 1905. Donated by Tate & Lyle