10.09.2019 – Stoke Newington History Talks #11

The 11th Stoke Newington History Talks take place on Sep 10th and was jammed packed with 120 people. The talks by guest speakers Nick Higham and Anne Wilkinson were absolutely fascinating. I'm glad I finally got a chance to share my extensive collection of material about Stoke Newington seven long-lost cinemas. I'm glad that seating capacity …

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20.05.2019 – Stoke Newington History Talks #10

The 10th Stoke Newington History Talks event was a packed event as always in St Matthias Halls. It was great seeing so many familiar faces from previous events and both Ruth and Laurie captivated the audience with their descriptions of the Willows Estate on Carysfort Road and the Hackney Brook respectively. https://www.slideshare.net/HistoryofStokeNewing/stoke-newington-history-treasure-troves-by-amir-dotan https://www.slideshare.net/HistoryofStokeNewing/the-willows-estate-rural-to-industrial-to-gated-development-in-stoke-newington-by-ruth-swirsky https://www.slideshare.net/HistoryofStokeNewing/this-plashy-stream-memories-of-the-hackney-brook-by-laurie-elks

10.11.2018 – Joseph Beck plaque unveiling ceremony

18 months ago I had an idea to install a plaque on Barton House GP, the site of the home of Clissold Park co-founder Joseph Beck, who led the campaign in the mid 1880s to save the park from development. While there’s a commemorative fountain in the park to honour Joseph Beck and his ‘partner-in-crime’ …

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