Is there a Local History Group? johnbibby 4 January 2012 History of Hackney Can anyone point me to a Local History Group for Dalston please? 8 Comments ewebber 4 January 2012, 5:21 pm @johnbibby your best bet is the Hackney Society http://www.hackneysociety.org“ traxcitement 5 January 2012, 10:02 am @johnbibby Hackney Archives hold many photos, maps and history of the Borough email Archives.Archives@Hackney.gov.ukFriends of Hackney Archives is the local history group associated with HA. Details here… http://www.hackney.gov.uk/c-archives-friends.htm Does anyone know when Hackney Archives is re-opening?” ewebber 5 January 2012, 10:26 am @traxcitement according to Loving Dalston the library is aiming for “late Jan” I am guessing that extends to the archives.” ewebber 11 January 2012, 6:03 am @traxcitement the library is due for 23rd Jan, but the archives aren’t ready yet: \Hackney Archives is currently moving its collections including over 20000 historic photographs original records of Hackney Council and other local organisations and what are thought to be the oldest documents in the collections a bundle of property records relating to land in different parts of London dating back to 1356 to their new home. In the meantime the searchroom will open on 23 January along with the rest of the library to provide access to some of the local studies collections including microfilm copies of the Hackney Gazette from 1869 maps digitised copies of photographs and local history publications. The full archives service providing access to the unique historical documents in the archives will open soon after the new library.” From: http://www.n16mag.com/news/latest-news/1015-new-library-in-dalston-ready-to-open.html“ traxcitement 11 January 2012, 10:18 am @ewebber thanks, it seems ages since it was last open, should be a much improved service and easier to get to right next to Dalston Junction station. primrose 11 March 2012, 4:17 pm What about putting the documents online? traxcitement 12 March 2012, 1:31 pm I visited last Friday and both the library and archives are a big improvement, nice clean spaces.@primrose you can see what information is available online, but you cannot access any of the files, you have to visit to do that. Also be aware that as yet not all the files have been transfered to the new archives so it’s best to phone and check to see if it’s there first. The Hackney Gazette microfilms are there, but these are not indexed other than in years so you have to scoll through them. primrose 12 March 2012, 6:01 pm Thanks so much but I am now living in Texas so can’t get there. Comments are now closed for this post.