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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


The workforce of George Clark & Son Ltd. (now Tate & Lyle), Alpha Grove, Isle of Dogs. In the background are the loading bays. In the centre front row is the works manager, Mr Palmer; also in the photograph are Herbert Palmer and Ernie Halsey. In those days the firm's output was almost entirely brewing sugars. Taken 1905. Donated by Tate & Lyle