Added on July 23, 2019 Category Forthcoming

Friends of Hackney Archives AGM announcement:
The AGM for 2018 will be held at the Archives on Thursday November 28th 2019, at 6.00pm.
Entry is free, but places must be booked by Eventbrite.

The meeting will be followed by a talk Council Housing in Hackney after the Second World War by John Boughton.

Social historian John Boughton, author of Municipal Dreams: the Rise and Fall of Council Housing : – “A narrative history of council housing—from slums to the Grenfell Tower “ Verso 2019

and blog Municipal Dreams

“Municipal Dreams celebrates the efforts and achievements of our early municipal reformers.
These men and women dreamed of a better world. But this was a dream built in bricks and mortar; an idealism rooted in the practical power of the local state to transform lives and raise the condition of the people.
I believe that the legacy of our early municipal reformers is unjustly neglected and often unfairly maligned.”

(Michael Passmore’s paper `From high hopes to tall flats: the changing shape of Hackney’s housing, 1945-60′ can be found in Hackney History 15)