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Tate & Lyle’s “Sugar Girls” next stop in North Woolwich

Tate & Lyle 'Sugar Girls Tate & Lyle 'Sugar Girls" in the packing line.

Monday, November 26, 2012
5:17 PM

The story of Tate & Lyle’s working women has made a home in North Woolwich for the next three weeks.

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North Woolwich Library on Pier Parade is the latest stop in “The Working Women of Newham”, a free exhibition featuring visual memoirs of the “Sugar Girls” who worked at the famous sugar refinery in Silvertown.

Run in conjunction with Newham NDP, Rita, heritage project manager, said, “As this exhibition evolves so do the stories of the past.

“As with our last exhibition at Custom House Library, we are anticipating some new contributors with different stories to tell about how working life was for women in Newham.

“We are also looking for the community to come forward with stories about other factories they worked in during the 1950’s and 1960’s. All are welcome.”

“The Working Women of Newham” will remain at North Woolwich Library until December 17 when it will be moved on to its next location.

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