Oddities in Hackney

There are plenty of odd things about Hackney, just read an Iain sinclair book and yiu will find quite a few. what have you discovered?

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  1. jeffhubbard - 13 October 2010, 2:44 pm

    This is like a visual joke. I have no idea if it was actually intended. On Hackney road at the corner with Horatio street, which runs into Tower Hamlets, there is a pub called the Marksman. Fifty yards down Horation street on the corner at the opposite end, there is a pub called Nelson’s Head. The Marksman is the later built. I have no idea if it was intended that the Marksman was built and named as some kind of joke about Nelson’s death, but I like the idea that it was. The two pubs are each in a different borough, which lends itself to the idea that there is a deeper meaning here, perhaps a comment on Hackney’s relationship with Tower Hamlets. I laugh every time I go past there. I don’t mind if no one else does. 🙂

  2. ewebber - 13 October 2010, 6:04 pm

    nice, I hope it is the case. I wonder if the Hackney History Society know

  3. jeffhubbard - 13 October 2010, 6:11 pm

    It never occured to me to try and find out if there is any official recognition. i must do so..

  4. euan - 15 October 2010, 12:45 pm

    Great idea for a thread – got me thinking. I quite like the fact that the brothel on Chatsworth Road is called \Senioritas” rather than “Senoritas” – i wonder if it was on purpose.”

  5. ewebber - 15 October 2010, 12:47 pm

    This one:http://www.flickr.com/photos/emilywebber/3312694659/

  6. ewebber - 15 October 2010, 12:49 pm

    I’m quite intrigued by the Church of the Good Shepard in upper Clapton. An old Agapemonite cult church covered in animals”

  7. euan - 15 October 2010, 12:49 pm

    Ha! That’s the one.

  8. ewebber - 15 October 2010, 12:50 pm

    @euan if it’s a shopfront in London, I probably have a photo of it

  9. euan - 15 October 2010, 12:52 pm

    Do you have the whole length of Chatsworth Road, before Chats Kitchen opened?

  10. ewebber - 15 October 2010, 12:53 pm

    No, just cherry picked ones I liked, the ones I have already posted are here http://www.londonshopfronts.com/tagged/chatsworth_road

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