24.05.2022 – Stoke Newington History Pop-Up event no. 1

On May 24th I ran the first (and hopefully not the last one) Stoke Newington History Pop-Up event with Nick Perry, Richard Young and Rachel Tobyn where people were invited to come and visit us at Revere the Residence shop in 150 Stoke Newington Church Street and ask us for free local history questions. We had no idea what to expect and after three and half hours I estimate about 30 people walked into the shop and presented us with fascinating questions, which we did our best to answer using old maps, old photos and census records.

The team (Left to right): Nick Perry, Amir Dotan, Richard Young and Rachel Tobyn
Kate Revere from Reverse the Residence shop in Church Street was extremely kind to let us camp in her shop for the evening
About 35 people came to see us between 18:00-21:30
Hard at work trying to solve various local history questions
Most people came to the shop having heard about the event in advance on social media, but others like this couple walked in after they saw the posters of the event in the shop’s window
We expected to finish by 21:00 but people kept coming in
The biscuits helped keep us going
I was excited to see a family photo from 1936 someone brought in showing the function room in the former Manor House pub.
One of the promotional posters for the event Richard Young designed
One of the promotional posters for the event Richard Young designed
One of the promotional posters for the event Richard Young designed