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Columbia market war memorial

Hi First this is a Hackney issue as a number of the victims of this incident were from Shoreditch As Vice- chair of the group working, with Tower Hamlets council, Columbia Tenants & Residents Association and the Dorset Centre, to erect a memorial in the Rose garden of Sivill House Columbia Rd to remember those who died on the night of the 7th sept 1940 (largest such incident on the first night... read more »

Shoe Shop on Mare Street – 1980’s

Hello, I’m hoping someone may be able to assist me. As the title indicates, I’m trying to identify the name of a particular shoe shop which was located on Mare Street in Hackney during the early to mid 1980’s. The shop in question was mentioned in mainstream news reports in the1980’s so may have had a certain notoriety at the time. Other than it briefly being mentioned in n... read more »

London on Film course at Hackney Picturehouse

London on Film course at Hackney Picturehouse

Six week course at Hackney Picturehouse every Thursday evening 7-9pm from 14 August – 18 September Course leader: John Wischmeyer Tickets are £70 / £65 Concessions / £60 Members. For bookings please visit http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/hackney courses or call 0871 902 5734 London has become a major character in English cinema. We have all experienced that extra frisson of delight when watching a f... read more »

Locals to interview for Hackney Stories podcast

Hi all – I’m starting a podcast called Hackney Stories where I run about the borough and interview interesting people that live or work here. Each episode will have two interviews that contrast in some way. I’m heading over to Hackney Pirates (http://www.hackneypirates.org/) next week to interview the founder and some of the young people they work with and as a nice contrast I th... read more »

Lea Row to Henley – 3 days, 2 boats & all the support we can get

I’m a local hackney resident and I row at the Lea Club. We are doing an epic row from the river lea on 2nd July all the way to Henley in aid of raising money to prevent our club from closing! This is going to be a long, difficult and challenging row over 3 days and over 100k. Do look at our planned route if wish to see just how far it is; https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zhtN8Wc_wH... read more »

Henry Garner Shopkeeper

I am doing some research on Henry Garner a shopkeeper from the Arcola Street area. I assume that his shop would have been in the Shacklewell, Dalston or Stoke Newington area around the 1940’s. I don’t know what type of shop it might have been. If anyone has any information on Henry or the shop It would be really helpful. read more »

Talks at the Tower 2014

Talks at the Tower 2014

Hackney Historic Buildings is pleased to present a series of fantastic free events, as part of Adult learners Week 2014. The Talks will take place in Hackney’s oldest building, the beautiful medievil St Augustine’s Tower. Please see http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7f7a50ce29289062a4336f8fd&id=2cbb17ed05 for details of each evening. Sunday 15th June 2014 – Laurie Elks: Pic... read more »

Millers Terrace Sign

Anyone know anything about this old enamel sign on Millers Terrace off Stoke Newington High Street? It is mounted high up and fairly close to the standard Hackney Borough street sign which also looks 50+ years old. This sign looks very old and although very faded seems to have no other text on it. @Sam Roberts does this qualify as a ghost sign? read more »

Re-mapping Hackney Project

Re-mapping Hackney is an upcoming art project which is entirely produced by the people of Hackney. We are looking for people to contribute their concerns, thoughts or memories about Hackney… If you have any experiences you would like to contribute about living in Hackney please share them with us here (it is entirely anonymous so be as silly or serious as you like) https://docs.google.com/fo... read more »

Historic pubs of Hackney

Reading about the fight to keep the Prince Edward pub from being demolished made me think. How many of you out there have fond memories of Old Hackney pubs? My locals were the Prince Edward and Uncle Toms Cabin both in Wick road, and the Chesham Arms, Mehetable Rd. These haunts give me great memories of the sixties. read more »

1950’s/1960’s

OK, what’s your memory like? Who remembers the shoe shop in Mare Street, opposite Woolworths, just under the bridge at the bottom of the narrow-way. It used to make the hand made shoes. What was it called? read more »

why no Heart in N16?

Due to social changes that have occurred in recent years in East London we have the Clapton Hart and the Hackney Heart. Why is there no Stoke Newington Heart? Is it too far north to bask in the full glow of suburban hipsterness? Let’s leave Dalston out of this. read more »

Ghostsigns Walking Tour

Ghostsigns Walking Tour

“Fascinating” – Londonist “A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon” – Clare Constant Whispers of advertising past are the focus of this walking tour through Stoke Newington, taking in some of London’s best ghostsigns (fading advertisements painted on walls). These are used to explore local, craft and advertising history through their unique stories and survival against the odds. Other ... read more »

Documentary on Experimental Music in Shoreditch School

In 1969 at a school in Shoreditch, England, children young and old learned to experiment with avant-garde music composition using tape recorders, loops, electronics, and other techniques. The BBC documented the program with this short documentary, “Music In School: A New Sound.” via http://boingboing.net/2014/03/13/experimental-music-in-uk-eleme.html read more »

Hackney Remembers – Race, Belonging and the First World War

Hackney Remembers – Race, Belonging and the First World War

Few people realise the scale of effort and sacrifice made by the peoples of the Former British Empire during the First World War. This event is intended to be the first of many exploring the role played by these people, many of whose descendants have established communities in Hackney. There will be a screening and discussion of Whose Remembrance? a short film produced by Imperial War Museums (IWM... read more »

Diverse Haggerston

Diverse Haggerston

A walk by Every Generation Media The walk will provide an overview of the rich cultural heritage of diverse communities that have made Haggerston their home over the last 50 years, exploring the history of places of worship, business, social history and nigh clubs Guides: Patrick Lawrence and Patrick Vernon Free To book, ring the Geffrye museum on 010 7749 6024 or email [email protected]... read more »

A Haggerston Culture Trail

A Haggerston Culture Trail

A walk by Hoxton Hall A circular tour in Shoreditch of the sites of the Shakespearean theatres and of the Victorian halls, including the only survivor, Hoxton Hall Guide: Anthony Burton Free To book, ring the Geffrye museum on 010 7749 6024 or email [email protected] read more »

Haggerston Treasures walk

Haggerston Treasures walk

A walk by the Building Exploratory This walk will lead you on a tour of some of the listed buildings of the southern part of Haggerston, ending at Shoreditch Town Hall. The walk is approximately 1.5-2 miles and will take around an hour an a half. Guide: Nicole Crockett Free To book, ring the Geffrye museum on 010 7749 6024 or email [email protected] read more »

My Haggerston

My Haggerston

My Haggerston is an in-depth community history project based in the Haggerston ward of Hackney. My Haggerston will involve local volunteers, businesses, community partners and Discover Hackney members to tell the rich story of Haggerston’s heritage over the last 200 years up to the present. More info at: http://www.discoverhackney.co.uk/projects/27 All events will be added to the Yeah! Hackn... read more »

Does anyone know what this stone was at Clapton Pond?

Does anyone know what this stone was at Clapton Pond?

For an imminent book of Hackney photos from the 1980s, I wonder if anyone knows anything about the strange piece of stone in this picture at north Clapton Pond read more »

Retired Caribbean Nurses

Retired Caribbean Nurses is a heritage lottery funded project by Black Women in the Arts, which aims to collect the stories of Caribbean nurses from 1945 to today. It will be turned into an exhibition at the Hackney Museum. They are holding their first gathering at the Vortex on 22 March. They are looking for people to share their stories for the project More detail at: http://retiredcaribbeannurs... read more »

Shoreditch Experimental Music School 1960

via http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2014/03/05/way-back-wednesday-shoreditch-experimental-music-school-1969/ read more »

The Geffrye’s Centenary year online gallery

The Geffrye’s Centenary year online gallery

To celebrate the museum’s 100th anniversary The Geffrye museum have published a selection of their favourite archive photographs in an online gallery and will be adding more throughout the year. You can see it here: http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/whatson/special/gallery-2009/Default.aspx?id=21637&page=1 read more »

Hackney Central Walk by The Hackney Society

Hackney Central Walk by The Hackney Society

This walk will explore Hackney Central – past, present and future – starting at St Augustine’s Tower. The walk will begin with a visit to the Tower (open from 1.30pm), where there will be a chance to climb the stairs for a rooftop view of the district. Guides Laurie Elks, Sean Gubbins and Emily Jost Meet 2pm, St Augustine’s Tower, E8 1HR Cost FREE to members, £5 non-members To book Booking recomme... read more »

Highlights of Haggerston walk by The Hackney Society

Highlights of Haggerston walk by The Hackney Society

Architectural and historical walk through Haggerston, taking in Ernö Goldfinger’s Haggerston School and Haggerston Baths by Alfred Cross as well as recent buildings like Adelaide Wharf and the Bridge Academy. Meet outside the entrance to the Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, E2 8EA Guide John Finn To book FREE to all, but booking essential. Ring the Geffrye Museum Booking Officer on 020 7749 602... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

Visit the Restored Historic Almshouse

The restored historic almshouse has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. If you are planning to visit as part of a group please see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/ Visitors will have a chance to visit t... read more »

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