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Remarkable photographs of Canary Wharf show how busy financial centre was once a thriving port taking in sugar, rum and elephants


Sugar sacks are pictured at the rear of a building in this undated photo from when an era when West India Quay was a thriving area for importation

'The Cathedral of Sewage' in Bow. Victorian Londoners were justly proud of Joseph Bazalgette's great engineering works that saved them from 'The Great Stink' which had made the city such a nightmare in summer. It seemed entirely appropriate to them that the machinery that was so vital to their welfare should be housed in such a splendid building.