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Arbor City Hotel Aldgate: eighth ‘find of the week’

This 17th-18th century sugar cone mould is no. 8 in our ‘Find of the Week’ series from McAleer & Rushe’s site at Arbor City Hotel. These moulds varied hugely in size, producing sugar loaves weighing between 5 & 50lbs. Small cones like this example made better quality, more expensive sugar. As Whitechapel is now a very mixed community, the archaeology is a poignant reminder that the area was once involved in the transatlantic slave trade through sugar production.