Hackney History magazine

Hackney History is an A4 magazine style annual publication by The Friends of Hackney Archives each Issue contains articles on Hackney’s history written by several different contributors and is edited by Isobel Watson. The publication has won several awards for the excellent standard of its articles.
Cost is £4 per issue and back Issues are available from Hackney Archives.


  1. I received this list from Hackney Archives on the Hackney History back issues and their contents:

    Volume 3 History in sermons: the Tyssen Collection ? David Alves Rebello: a Jew of Hackney ? The Rebello Collection of Coins and Tokens ? The last harvest of Haggerston Farm ? The 1890 Housing Act: a Shoreditch case study
    Volume 4 Hackney and the beginnings of nonconformity ? Shirley Hibberd: Stoke Newington’s forgotten gardener ? The Victorian values of Dr Tripe ? Shoreditch Town Hall ? Casella: the London progress of a scientific instrument-making company
    Volume 5 ‘Naboth’s Vineyard’: Hackney rectory in the 17th century ? Restoration Hackney, haven for the ejected ? Stoke Newington and ‘the golden flower’ ? Culture comes to Finsbury Park: the public library movement in South Hornsey, 1890-1900 ? Labour in power: Hackney Borough Council 1919-1922 ? Postscript: the symbolism of the Rebello token
    Volume 6 Sadleir of Sutton House and the Standon Lordship: an iconography ? Disasters and misfortunes: the story of John and Jane Daniell ? Waste and place: late-18th-century development on Kingsland Road ? Football missionaries at Hackney Wick, 1880-1913 ? First in the country: Dr Richard Tee and air raid precautions
    Volume 7 The absentee bishop: Thomas Wood of Hackney and Lichfield ? Curtain Road: an early London gasworks ? The athletics capital of England: the White Lion, Hackney Wick, 1857-75 ? Bretts of Homerton: a case study in detection ? The threepenny doctor revisited
    Volume 9 Under Hoxton: excavations at Nuttall Street ? The Borough of Hackney’s Working Men’s Club: the early years ? The poor law in Hackney a century ago ? Frets, fakes and fibreboard: the last years of the Hoxton furniture trade ? Jim Warren, streetsweeper extraordinare ? ‘Wings for Victory’: Stoke Newington’s Lancaster
    Volume 10 The Defoe collection ? The Refuge for Destitute and female emigration to Australia ? Patients in Hackney Workhouse Infirmary 1880-1885 ? School Field: an educational experiment ? ‘Terra incognita’: a gazetteer to local fiction
    Volume 11 Early dissenting academies ? Clapton Field and Clapton Passage: the 17th and 18th centuries ? Masters and servants: the Norris papers ? The first generation of flats ? ‘The influenza fiend’: how the flu pandemic of 1918-19 affected Hackney
    Volume 12 195 Mare Street ? Local public-house tokens and their makers, 1802-1896 ? Snapshots from the Standard: theatre in Shoreditch in the 1870s ? Norfolk Buildings: a story of sanitation in Shoreditch ? A dramatic interlude: the inter-war working class theatre movement
    Volume 13 Books, not feathers: the library of John Dawson ? The brothers Bevan and Barber’s Barn ? Cholera and public health in 19th century Hackney ? Harper Twelvetrees: industrialist, philanthropist, campaigner ? ‘It is as though we start a new life’: council housing in Shoreditch 1945-50
    Volume 14 Newcome’s School ? The elusive Pennington: pinning down a forgotten hero ? Quakers in Stoke Newington: the 19th and 20th centuries ? ‘A dream to keep you happy for a week’: the Dalston Turkish baths – and two that never happened ? The mystery of Homerton H-O-G ? The Lee Valley Regional Park: a historical perspective
    Volume 15 ‘Lives of the convicts’: solving a puzzle in printing history ? The Tyssen Library copy of ‘Lives of the Convicts’ ? More light, more power: electricity generation and waste disposal in Shoreditch, 1897-2009 ? Mayors’ medals for local children, 1902-1919 ? Elizabeth and Mark Wilks, campaigners for women’s suffrage ? The skid-kids: the post-war phenomenon of cycle speedway ? From high hopes to tall flats: the changing shape of Hackney’s housing, 1945-60
    Volume 16 Hackney, Shoreditch and moneyers in the Mint in later-medieval and early-modern London ? A scoundrel and a scandal: Benjamin Walsh and Pond House ? Hoxton Hall ? ‘The omnibus bishop’: William Walsham How ? The gentrification of Broadway Market

    To order a copy, send a cheque (made payable to ‘London Borough of Hackney’ only) for £6.50. The magazine costs £4 and postage and packing is £2.50. Our address is Hackney Archives Department, 43 De Beauvoir Road, London N1 5SQ.

  2. Hackney Archives moved from De Beauvoir Road to the Dalston CLR James Library, next to Dalston Junction station – well work a visit.

  3. The new address for Hackney Archives is:
    Dalston CLR James Library
    Dalston Square
    E8 3BQ
    Opening Times: Tues-Thurs 9.30am – 5.30pm; Fri 9.30am – 1pm; Sat 10am – 5pm. Closed Mon and Sun
    Email: archives@hackney.gov.uk
    Tel: 020 8356 8925

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