Monthly Archives: April 2018

Tower Hamlets, London Borough of

Above: An outline map of Inner London, showing the three Metropolitan Boroughs that were combined in 1965 to form the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. In 1965, when the London Boroughs were formed, some of them took their name from … Continue reading

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Defoe, Daniel (Plaque)

Above: Plaque on a bare wall in Defoe Road, in Stoke Newington. Most people know the story of ‘Robinson Crusoe’. You probably read it as a child or at least saw the film. The author was a man born Daniel … Continue reading

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Abney Park Cemetery and Braidwood’s Grave

Above: A pillar standing over the grave of James Braidwood. James Braidwood is not a name you may be familiar with. It is not a name so well-known that the general public will immediately say ‘Oh, he was the famous … Continue reading

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Liberty’s Clock

The 23rd of April is St George’s Day and so we are looking for another reference to the patron saint that can be found within the boundary of Inner London. This year we focus on an animated version of St George … Continue reading

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Clissold House

Above: The corner of the house seen behind the trees in Clissold Park. One of the ‘treasures’ to be found in Stoke Newington is a great house from the end of the 18th century. The house, now a Grade II … Continue reading

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New River Pumping Station, Green Lanes

Above: View of the remarkable building from Green Lanes at sunset. Every now and then, as you walk around London, you find something so unusual that you just could not make it up. This is one of those buildings. The … Continue reading

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New River at Stoke Newington

Above: A length of the New River beside West Reservoir. Notice the wooden boarding supporting the banks. The new parish church of St Mary, Stoke Newington, can be seen through the trees. Introduction The need for fresh water is something … Continue reading

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