History of Lower Clapton Road

From the Hackney archives 1905 vs from Google maps today:


  1. Does anyone know anything about the Venus pencil factory, which was on Lower Clapton Road

  2. Berris Conolly’s picture of the former Orphan asylum, now Clapton Girls Technology College

  3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eliaslondon/262164662/lightbox/I was interested to learn that there used to be a Powell House Estate sited between LCR and Clarence Rd. Anyone know when it was demolished?Also interesting to see the Pond area pre construction of the Palm2 building and the toilet block (I always assumed that was built pre-1934 when this pic claims to be taken).

  4. @ewebber I’ve just noticed that the comments under the pic make references to the Venus pencil factory which you enquired about a couple of years ago.

  5. Here’s a link showing the front of that estate, and what was there previously (couple of mansions by the looks of it). Amazing how things can worsen over time with poor governance. http://www.michalj.net/projects/second_look/29

  6. @benjamin thanks I’ll take a look

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