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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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Mancells Harbinger Road 1960s

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© IHT/i0019


Island History Trust Image Collection


The works yard, Mancells, steel stockholders, in Harbinger Road, Isle of Dogs, in the 1960s There are still several of these steel companies on the Island, included the one picture here. Cargo Fleet, on the river-side off Westferry Road, was one of the largest, with its own steel producing units in the North-East which supplied the London firm with large stocks of steel sections; these were then cut to size according to the customer's requirements and re-distributed by road, rail or river throughout the London area.