22.05.2017 – Stoke Newington History Talks #3: Images from the 70s-80s, Church St property survey, Garden City Movement

Stoke Newington Church Street property survey 1890-2017 by Amir Dotan

Curator and publisher of the History of Stoke Newington Twitter and Facebook feeds, Amir will guide us through his recent research which traces the history of every building on Stoke Newington Church Street. It paints a vivid picture of the changing commercial landscape over the decades as tobacconists, tailors and bootmakers made way for manufacturing, sewing machine repair shops and later restaurants, cafes and estate agents. Amir will share insights, trends and stories of different shops since the late Victorian period.

Images of Stoke Newington in the 1970’s-80’s by Alan Denney

Local resident Alan Denney has been photographing Stoke Newington since he moved to the area in the mid 1970s. His vast collection of photos from that era offers a fascinating and colourful view of pre-gentrification Stoke Newington. Alan will share his favourite photos from his collection and talk about life in Stoke Newington at the time.

The birth of the Garden City Movement in Stoke Newington by Ken Worpole

On 3 December 1898 at Rectory Road Congregational Church in Stoke Newington Ebenezer Howard gave his first public lecture on his proposal for a ‘Garden City’, an idea that became one of the most influential town planning concepts throughout the world in the 20th century. Local writer and social historian Ken Worpole will discuss the religious and political milieu of Stoke Newington, where Howard lived for many years, as a key influence on his thinking and his ideas for shaping a better world.

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