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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


Loading sacks of sugar onto a dray at George Clark & Son Ltd. (now Tate & Lyle), Alpha Grove, Isle of Dogs. The untidy pile in the background is Indian Jaggery Raw Sugar; it used to arrive more or less wrapped up in cane matting, oozing out in all directions. The pile is just outside the section where it was melted. Donated by Tate & Lyle