Now Live!: the Layers of London website provides mapped links to many of the varied and remarkable history articles published by the Friends in our journal Hackney History see Hackney’s Histories , and newsletter The Terrier see Terrier Newsletters .
Sean Gubbins’ webinar “Hackney’s History on Layers of London,” has been made available by Layers of London on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aenpINQ3G9Y&feature=youtu.be
Sean Gubbins of Walk Hackney (http://walkhackney.co.uk/) and Friends of Hackney Archives , introduces the history of the area and tells us what makes Hackney so distinct.
The modern Borough of Hackney – founded in 1965 – is composed of three historic rural parishes: Stoke Newington; Hackney; and Shoreditch. The Victoria County History of Middlesex series has published detailed histories of two of these parishes – `Stoke Newington’ (vol. 8, with Islington) and `Hackney’ (vol. 10).
The Radical History of Hackney highlights the dramatic radical history of the borough, its timeline goes back to the late 1700s and the abolition of slavery campaign, and comes up to the modern day through dissenters, radical social groups, anarchists and communists, and the rise of the labour movement.