Stoke Newington History Talks

No. 1 – 28.11.2016: Ghostsigns, Photo Mashups & Pleasure Grounds

  • Photo mashups of Stoke Newington by Amir Dotan
  • Stoke Newington Ghost signs by Sam Roberts
  • Highbury Barn: A brief history by Lee Jackson

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No. 2 – 27.02.2017: Pubs, Simpsons factory, Conservation & Preservation

  • Stoke Newington Pubs: Demolished. Converted. Rebuilt by Amir Dotan
  • Conservation & Preservation by Nick Perry
  • Simpsons Factory by Sean Gubbins

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No. 3 – 22.05.2017: Images from the 70s-80s, Church St property survey, Garden City Movement

  • Stoke Newington Church Street property survey 1847-2017 by Amir Dotan
  • Photos of Stoke Newington from the 1970s by Alan Denney
  • Garden City Movement by Sean Ken Worpole

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 No. 4 – 04.09.2017: Abney Park, Jewish past and photos from the 1930’s

  • Alexandar Guttridges’ photos from the 1930s by Amir Dotan
  • Abney Park Cemetery by John Baldock
  • Jewish Stoke Newington by Sean Rachel Kolsky

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No. 5 – 30.11.2017: New River, Save the Reservoirs Campaign and photos from the Hackney Archives

  • Photos from the Hackney Archives by Amir Dotan
  • The history of the New River by Nick Higham
  • Save the Reservoirs campaign by Monica Blake

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No 6 – 28.02.2018: 1846 map, Girls’ education and Victorian photographers

  • Before the building boom: Exploring the 1846 map by Amir Dotan
  • Susanna Corder’s pioneering Quaker girls’ school by Peter Daniels
  • Photography in Victorian Stoke Newington by Janet Foster

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No 7 – 06.06.2018: Zeppelin raid, Stoke Newington Festival and spotting old relics

  • Look up, look down: Spotting local history everywhere by Amir Dotan
  • Reflections on the Stoke Newington Festival 1993-2001 by Kay Trainor
  • “The Germans are here!”: Stoke Newington and the Zeppelin by Ian Castle

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No 8 – 14.11.2018: Boundaries, Dissent and Charles Booth’s poverty map

  • On maps in and in minds: The boundaries of Stoke Newington by Amir Dotan
  • Dissenting Stoke Newington by Simon Cole
  • Charle Booth’s 1889 poverty map: The Stoke Newington notes by Mike Steele

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