Hackney’s History Resources Online

Hackney Archives are the principal source of historical sources for understanding Hackney’s history. Their summary `History and heritage of Hackney’ provides a brief overview, with `Interesting Places and Famous Faces’; and `Blasts from the past’ – Tower block blowdowns on video. There are many other online resources.

The Friends are releasing a huge range of  articles taken from our journal Hackney History and newsletter The Terrier on a diverse range of topics to enable Hackney’s history to be read online – on Layers of London website, and to be added shortly here.

Hackney Museum’s `Collections online’ provide access to tangible reminders of Hackney’s past, and can be searched by gallery or by theme.

There are a number of local societies and organisations in and around Hackney that aim to promote understanding of many aspects of our history. They inform people through talks, walks, meetings, newsletters and other publications, and in various social media.

The History of Stoke Newington – facebook.com/TheHistoryOfStokeNewington
Spitalfields Life – spitalfieldslife.com/ by `the gentle author’
Museum of London – blog.museumoflondon.org.uk/
Walk Hackney – walkhackney.co.uk/

Click the links below to discover more.


1. Images
2. History
3. Historic Built Environment
4. Local Archives

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5. Local History Societies
6. Local Museums
7. Further Reading