80 people braved the icy pavements and cold evening to gather in St Matthias Halls for the 17th Stoke Newington History Talks event on Dec 12th. It was great to be back hosting an in-person for the first time since the pandemic and seeing many familiar faces. The event sold out in less than 24 hours, which was amazing.
The event raised £730 for WithUkrain.org, the official fundraising effort by Embassy of Ukraine to the UK. This time my talk was about the origin of various street names, Tom Hilverkus gave a fascinating talk about Stoke Newington’s boundaries over the centuries and Simon Kendler closed the event with a highly insightful talk about the history of railways in Stoke Newington.