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

The 3rd Stoke Newington History Talks event at the White Hart pub was a great success, with a packed function room and brilliant talks from Ken Worpole and Alan Denney. Ken talked about the birth of the Garden City Movement, which began in Stoke Newington. Alan presented photos from the 1970's and 1980's, which are …

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04.06.2017 – Stoke Newington Literary Festival

I had a great time talking to Ken Worpole about my property survey of Stoke Newington Church Street 1847-2017 as part of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival. The event was sold out (120 tickets) and there was a terrific vibe in the jam-packed Gallery Hall in Edward's Lane. My presentation slides are available here. The complete property survey …

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Stoke Newington’s Lonley Hearts Club Band poster

Inspired by a meeting I attended at William Patten School regarding a planned local heritage project, I created Sgt. Pepper-like poster summarising 60 individuals connected with Stoke Newington from the last 6 centuries. Some were born in Stoke Newington, others lived in the area for period or helped shape its architectural landscape. You can download …

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06.06.2018 – Stoke Newington History Talks #7

The 7th Stoke Newington History Talks event, which was held on June 6th in St Matthias Halls was one of my favourites so far. Kay Trainor, who co-founded the 3-week Stoke Newington Midsummer Festival in the 1990s talked about the festival fascinating story while Ian Castle, describe the riveting details of the German Zeppelin raid on Stoke …

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