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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.

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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 up a horse-dray in the yard of George Clark & Son Ltd. (now Tate & Lyle), Alpha Grove, Isle of Dogs. The firm's trade mark is stamped on the side of the bins which were used to contain the converted sugar. George Clark, who started in 1837 as a grocer in Broadway, Westminster, moved into the Millwall premises 1898. The firm was taken over by Brown and Polson in 1956. Tate & Lyle bought up the company in 1964. Taken 1905. Donated by Tate & Lyle