Category Archives: /Hac-Shoreditch

Geffrye Almshouses

Above: The long terrace of the original almshouses, facing onto  Kingsland Road. When Metropolitan London was formed in 1900, it brought together many communities and called the whole administration London. A number of the communities had existed as villages for … Continue reading

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Curtain Road

Above: Looking north in Curtain Road. Old Street is seen running across the end of the view. Let’s make one thing clear from the very beginning. Although the very first purpose-built theatre was erected beside a thoroughfare which has become … Continue reading

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Eagle Tavern, City Road

Above: The Eagle pub in City Road. The Eagle Tavern, whose address is 2 Shepherdess Walk, N1, stands at the junction of Shepherdess Walk and City Road. City Road, by the way, was cut through as part of the ’New … Continue reading

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Boxpark, Shoreditch

Above: Looking along the row of containers beside Bethnal Green Road which are in use as small shopping units. A new concept in ‘pop-up’ shopping malls began in Shoreditch in 2011. The idea was to create a row of shops … Continue reading

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Shoreditch Overview

Above: The busy crossroads formed of Shoreditch High Street (to the right), Kingsland Road (to the left) and Old Street (where the camera is positioned). This was once the centre of the old village. The parish church of St Leonard … Continue reading

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Hackney, London Borough of

Above: Outline map showing all the old Metropolitan Boroughs. Three are shown in GREEN. They were combined to form today’s London Borough of Hackney. This year we shall take a look at the whole of the London Borough of Hackney. … Continue reading

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East London

Above: There are no Saxon or Norman maps of London. To illustrate the approximate area of East London, we will use part of Cary’s map of 1786. It shows the line of the old Roman road leading north out of … Continue reading

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