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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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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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Poe, Edgar Allan (Plaque)

Above: A plaque produced by the London Borough of Hackney to commemorate the site of a school in Stoke Newington that Poe attended. It may come as rather a surprise that Edgar Allan Poe, who was an American born in … Continue reading

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St Mary, Stoke Newington (New)

Above: The impressive church complete with its tall spire seen from Clissold Park. Although Stoke Newington still has its original parish church, across the road it also has its new church which is among the grandest in Inner London. In … Continue reading

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St Mary, Stoke Newington (Old)

Above: The old church, standing in its original churchyard. The view in the winter months, when there are no leaves on the trees, maybe a little stark but when the leaves have formed most of the church is hidden by … Continue reading

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Stoke Newington Overview

Above: The view looking west in Stoke Newington Church Street. Formed at the turn of the 20th century and combined with Hackney and Shoreditch into the London Borough of Hackney in 1965, the Metropolitan Borough of Stoke Newington defines an … 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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