Where have you lived in Hackney, and how long have you been here?

I moved to Hackney in 1993, to a flat near London Fields (Navarino Road) . Moved to Stoke Newington in 1994, not quite the village, the N16 end of Evering Road. Then moved to Upper Clapton in 1997.

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  1. ewebber - 9 October 2010, 9:24 am

    Oooooh nice topic! For me my life in Hackney has been:02/03 Southgate Road: N1 borders for about a year in a art studio with no heating and 2 lovely cats 03 Hackney Central: Above District 19 Amhurst Road until someone burnt it down in June taking Gibbons furniture store with it04 – 06 Glyn Road: a very nice victorian house with a lovely landlord I would never have left if I wasn’t buying somewhere06 Lauriston Road: a brief stint opposite the church whilst waiting for my flat noisy Georgian house in the posh Vicky Park village06 – now (and onwards) Lower Clapton Road: My now flat near Clapton Pond I love my flat and my area I don’t love the freeholders of the estate”

  2. chrisdb1 - 9 October 2010, 9:54 am

    1980-1… 168 Stamford Hill, above a butchers shop, well kosher. the only goy in town. Evicted.1981-5… 2 Cecilia Road, noisy, blokey, smoky. Free central heating, lousy haircut. Convenient for Front Line.1985-7… Downs Court, Amhurst Road, previously occupied by occultists with connections to 23 Skidoo and Throbbing Gristle. Good views and lovely neighbours. Should have stayed.1987-9…18 Cecilia Road, Doomed. Lesson : Never look back.1997-?… Southborough Road, E9. A Family nest, village life, but a bit like Putney, oddly enough, ends with …ney. love it

  3. lianemends - 9 October 2010, 10:43 am

    03 Green Lanes – opposite Royal Oak and next to a kebab shop and 24hr grocers no need to venture far04 Stamford Hill Phoenix Mews – next door to a music producer that liked to indulge his penchant for playing on his casio well into the night05 Clarence Place – old textiles factory with massive windows, 1 electric heater and a neighour with chickens. Loud chickens.06/present Clapton Common – in between a georgian catholic church and a synagogue makes for interesting weekend comings and goings. Great bread and nail shops.

  4. alexisk - 9 October 2010, 2:10 pm

    born in Hackney Hospital 1964, lived for first year of my life in Stamford Road, Dalston before mum, dad and I moved to Luton drawn by Vauxhall and nursing (shared experiences with J Hegley and S Manzoor here although I have none of their talent!). I came back to Hackney around 1991 for a couple of months in a shared house in Sutton Place – left again for southern adventures and then came back to a horrible flat in Goulton Road in 1996 and then moved to current house on Chatsworth Road in 1997. About a mile away from where I was born…..Am quite confused about whether I’m a Lutonian or a Londoner but am definitely from Hackney!

  5. alexisk - 9 October 2010, 2:12 pm

    PS. http://www.cityofsharedstories.org.uk/

  6. ewebber - 9 October 2010, 2:15 pm

    @alexisk I hadn’t seen City Shared Stories – it’s cool, thanks for sharing

  7. jeffhubbard - 11 October 2010, 9:11 am

    1996 – corner of amhurst park and seven sisters – great sunsets across the ally pally.2000 – powerscroft road2007 – doorways and night shelters and disused signal box – it wasn’t a great year.2008 – Chatsworth road.

  8. quitepeculiar - 12 October 2010, 1:01 am

    I’m a hypern00b. I’ve been living on Millfields only since July, and I’ll be leaving the UK for some months while I get my visa sorted.But then I’ll be back and looking to rent back in Hackney. I’m quite used to Clapton, because even before I moved here I was in the area at least once a week since last year around November or so, and minded my friend’s cat while he and his housemates were out of London during the Christmas season last year.

  9. hackneye - 12 October 2010, 9:43 am

    Moved to Dalston from Caledonian Road in 1999. Not moved since. Kids at school here now, so no plans to move anytime soon.

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