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Women workers in the sugar industry

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Packaging for Tate & Sons sugar.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2835
Description: A range of packing materials at the Tate & Sons sugar refinery in Silvertown. Sugar was usually sold in jute sacks, while cube sugar was often sold in tins. Women at the plant stitched the sacks on sewing machines.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1910
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.
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