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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


George Clarke’s Alpha Grove

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Hugh Watson in the yard at George Clarke’s Sugar Works in Alpha Grove, in the late 1950s. This firm was later taken over by Tate and Lyle, in 2005 it became the site of new housing. Donated by Tina Button