Author: traxcitement

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. »

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? »

The Sportsman pub 181 Whiston Road, Hackney.

Does anyone have a photograph or memories of this pub in Whiston Road near Haggerston Park? It was r »

Hackney Central WALK – Sunday 9th March 2014 2pm

This walk will explore Hackney Central – past, present and future – starting at St Augustine’s Tower »

Stoke Newington Ghostsigns TOUR – Dec 1st 2013 5th Jan & 2nd Feb 2014

This walking tour through Stoke Newington’s historic conservation area features some of London’s bes »

The Kubricks play Scroobiuos Pip Presents WE.ARE.LIZARDS Bedroom Bar Nov 30th 9pm

The Kubricks, a 7-piece Ska-Pop band from London are at the Bedroom Bar Rivington S »

Hidden Hackney TOURS – Tuesdays 29th Oct to 26th Nov 11am

Hidden Hackney A City Lit tour.Date: 29 Oct 13 - 26 Nov 13Places availableUncover the varied and fas »

Hackney Downs To The Lowlife TOUR – Sunday September 8th 11am


Woodberry Down WALK – Sunday September 1st 11am

A Hackney Society tour of Woodberry Down. It will include Rolfe Judd Architects' new development, wh »

Highlights of Haggerston WALK – Sunday 4th August 2.30pm

Highlights of HaggerstonWALK on Sunday 4 August 2013, 2.30pmArchitectural and histo »

Haggerston School Architectural TOUR – Thursday 2nd May 6.30pm

Haggerston School Architectural TourThursday May 2nd 6.30pmOrganised by The Hackney »

Adult Learners Week with HHBT – TALKS May 19th – 23rd St Augustines and The Round Chapel

HHBT Adult Learners Week19th - 23rd May 2013A series of talks organised by The Hack »

The 59 Club – Reverends and Rockers in Hackney Wick

Brian Longman aka Traxcitement takes a look back on Hackney’s History. This time it’s the 59 club. Reverend John Oates founded the Fifty Nine Club in its original form on 2nd April 1959 at the St Mary of Eton Mission Church Gainsborough Road, Hackney Wick. It was set up as a church-run club for teenagers living in what was considered a deprived area. The club room which still survives ... »

Dalston & Balls Pond Road Cemetery TOUR – New Date Wed 26th June 10.30am

DALSTON AND BALLS POND ROAD CEMETERYDate changed to Wednesday 26th June, 10.30amThis brand new tour »

Joseph Grimaldi Clown Service at Holy Trinity Church Sunday 3rd Feburary 2013 3pm

The annual clown service takes place at Holy Trinity Church on Sunday Feb 3rd at 3pm in memory of Jo »

Salmon & Stadia, Mints & Medals – WALK Sunday 20th January 11am


Under The Cranes Film, Exhibition & Q&A – Hoxton Hall 23rd Nov 7pm

Under The Cranes Film Exhibition & Q&AHoxton Hall23rd November 20127pm£6 Full price | £4 Con »

Pop Up Housing In Kingsland Road (opposite The Waste)

Levitt-Bernstein have won a competition to turn some old Council Estate garages into pop-up housing »

Hackney Characters #6 – Mark Feld ‘Ace Face’

Living with his jewish parents at 25 Stoke Newington Common Mark Feld was a known as an ‘Ace Face’ o »

Hackney Wick WALK – Saturday 13th October 11am

Walk through industrial complexes of Hackney Wick and Fish Island.Stories include Eton Manor Boys Cl »

Open House London TOURS – September 22nd & 23rd

Lots of Hackney's best buildings will be open for you to visit FOC at this year's 20th Open House Lo »

Shakespear’s Shoreditch WALK – Tues 16th October 2012 7pm

Shakespear's ShoreditchWALK on Tuesday 16 October 2012, 7pmThe Hackney Society Chair reprises this w »

Clissold House TOUR – Saturday 16th June 2.30pm

Organised by the Hackney SocietyTo book Phone 07771 225183 or email »

London Street Art Anthology by Alex MacNaughton

Published by PrestelGot this from the library, it is mainly a photographic record of street art a lo »

Albert and Friends Hoxton Hall Saturday Takeover – 31st March 2pm

Circus activities for youngsters at hoxton Hall - 31st March 2012 2pmDrop in workshops FREEEvening C »

Designed in Hackney

From Dezeen... »

Designed in Hackney

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Before The Games – STUDY DAY Saturday 9th June 10am – 4pm

Before The Games - STUDY DAY Saturday 9th June 10am - 4pmBishopgate Institute Ticke »

Camera Tees at We Admire

We Admire at 13-15 Great Eastern Street have got some really cool camera tee shirts, the whole of th »

Spitalfields Life by the Gentle Author

Got a copy of this yesterday and it's a great read! Basically it's the book of one of the best web b »

Hackney Wick Street Art Clean Up

According to »

\Come into the garden… Maud” at Chats Palace 30th/31st March “

From The Opera Cabaret Company\Come into the garden... Maud\"A chance to h »

The Villas of South Hackney – WALK on Sunday 22 April 2012 11am

The Villas of South HackneyThis walk will explore the increasingly fashionable ‘urb »

London Fields Aquathlon – 1st April 2012

This is no April Fools. The London Fields Aquathlon returns in 1st April 2012 to se »

Love Local Landmarks – TALK Thurs 29th March 6.30pm

A Hackney Society TALK on Thursday 29 March 2012Lisa Rigg will discuss her project »

A Hackney Memory Chest by George A. Cook

A Hackney Memory Chest by George A. CookA Centerprise publication (1983) ISBN 0 903 »

Hackney Empire TOUR

(From Hackney Empire »

The Artists Eye – Hackney Museum 25 January – 28 April 2012

The Artists' Eye25 January - 28 April 2012A Mapping the Change exh »

Double email notifications

I seem to be getting two lots of each email notification, is anyone else having this problem? »

St Augustine’s Tower & St John’s Churchyard TOUR

St Augustine's Tower is open on the last Sunday of every month from 14.00-16.30. The tours of St Joh »