History of Hackney

Bishop Wood’s Almshouses, Lower Clapton Road E5

Any one know anything about this? Bishop Wood’s Almshouses, Lower Clapton Road they've been boarded »

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 ... »

New Lea Bridge heritage website

A new website, the view from the Bridge www.leabridge.org.uk has been launched to promote the herita »

St. Mary’s Lodge

I hope it's not too late to save this one. Apparently there's a covenant on its use limiting it to e »

WW2 Bomb Census

A new website has been published today mapping bomb hits in London during WW2. http://bombsight »

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 »

Photos of Hackney’s traveller children in the 80s

Colin O'Brien spent three weeks photographing the children of travellers in Hackney 25 years ago.&nb »

Family history workshop at Hackney Archives

Saturday 15 September 2pm - 4pm From:  »

Hackney Peace Mural in Dalston


Games Walk -CoolTan Arts Community Legacy Walks – 18th Aug

Join CoolTan Arts on a fun guided walk around East London, from Hackney Museum to Hackney Wick.Along »

Record Shop Archvie

I have set up a project arching the history of the British Record shop.  I can found be twice a week »

CoolTan Arts Community Legacy Walk

Date: Friday 22nd JuneStarting: Hackney Museum main entrance, 1 Re »

A Taste of Hackney – app about history of Ridley Road Market

Hello all, Love Ridley Road Market. I's cheap, cheerful and full of larger than life characters »

Illustrated Talk on Cinema History

As part of the Clapton Festival, on Saturday 16 June at 3.00pm Nick Hiley, head of the National Cart »

Bishop Woods Almshouses?

Hi there,I noticed yesterday the Bishop Woods Almhouses by Pond House have all been boarded up.  Doe »

London Velonotte – night time, narrated tour around east London

Spotted this in a magazine today, looks really interesting. Be nice to have some other YH peeps ther »

Hackney walks coming up, Wed 9 May and Sat 12 May

http://hackney.gov.uk/Assets/Documents/history-guided-walk.pdf »

Dalston V Thatcher, 6th May at Cafe Oto


Dazed and Confused Hackney Memory App

Dazed is releasing an app that gathers peoples' memories and stories about living in East London. Co »

Talks at The Tower

Talks at The Tower - Adult Learners Week 2012: Monday 14th May to Friday 18th MayA »

Abney Park Chapel open weekend

The chapel in Abney Park is being opened for viewings this weekend 14 & 15 April. From 11am »

London Fields Radio looking for local history show

Hey everyone, I run London Fields Radio, a micro station in the corner of the Wilton Way Cafe. »

Hackney History

I was born in Hockley House, Morning Lane (Morningside Estate) Hackney in 1947 but have been living »

My Haggerston: Community History Project

A community history project seeking volunteers to tell the rich history or Haggerston over the last »

Have you been involved in grassroots community organisations in the last 50 years?

Do you want to research Hackney’s community history?Would you like to share »

How Hackney Women have shaped our world WALK – Saturday 28th Jan


Hackney’s Historical Plaques

GLC blue Plaque for Marie Lloyd in Graham Road (photo by Duncan Rimmer) The first London historical plaques were put up by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in 1897. In 1901 The London County County Council (LCC) took on the scheme and this was taken forward by The Greater London Council when they took over from the LCC in 1965. In 1985 following the abolition of the GLC English Heritage carried on ... »

Is there a Local History Group?

Can anyone point me to a Local History Group for Dalston please? »

Allen Road Project by Richard Scott

Check out this brilliant now and then panorama of Allen Road in 1972 by Richard Scott. You can see h »

Stoke Newington – The centre of British piano manufacturing in 1911

Check out this brilliant now and then panorama of Allen Road in 1972 by Richard Scott. You can see h »

Hackney History: Hackney Characters

A series of extraordinary characters who may not be household names, but have left their mark on the »

Loddiges Nursery : Hackney’s hothouse


Blue Plaque Hacks

Hello fellow history bods!I'm part of a new blogging project called Blue Plaque Hacks covering campa »

Hackney Peace Carnival Mural talk: 6th November


St Augustine’s Tower open day 30th Oct

Hackney's older building  »

Old Shop Signs Uncovered In Kingsland Road

Saw these old shop signs uncovered at 290 Kingsland Road, probably from the 1960's and very well pre »

Black History Month in Hackney

Details of what's going on for this year's Black  History Month in Hackney over on the Hackney Citiz »

The history and antiquities of the parish of Stoke Newington By William Robinson

Written in 1820. Well worth a read or at least a flick through if you are interested in the history »

Shoreditch history blog

There is a new blog over here: »

History/photos of Wimbourne House, Milliners building

I'm interested in Wimbourne House 151-155 New North Road. It's opposite Shoreditch park, and was bui »