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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


Yard and buildings of George Clark & Son Ltd. (now Tate & Lyle), Alpha Grove, Isle of Dogs. Some of the buildings on the left are still standing and in use, (1980s). The pump in the right foreground was probably used to supply drinking water for the horses. Chimneys of houses in Alpha Grove can be just seen above the trees on the left. Donated by Tate & Lyle