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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

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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

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'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.

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