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Tuesday 20 October
A Glimpse into Hackney Archives’ photos of Stoke Newington

A Glimpse into Hackney Archives’ photos of Stoke Newington
with Amir Dotan

A visual tour of Stoke Newington’s past and a time when the New River ran along Church Street and detached mansions were a common sight.

Tuesday 20 October 7-8.30 pm Online Talk
Please register here on Eventbrite

Hackney Archives hold close to 2,500 digital copies of old photos and drawings of Stoke Newington. Amir Dotan, the man behind the popular twitter feed @HistoryOfStokey, was given special permission by the Hackney Archives a few years ago to present a sample of photos and drawings illustrating the history of Stoke Newington over the centuries. In this talk Amir will take us on a visual tour of Stoke Newington’s past to a time when the New River ran along Church Street and detached mansions were a common sight. It’ll also show how slum clearance and road widening in the 1930s had a considerable impact on Stoke Newington’s streetscape.

Amir Dotan has been researching and sharing the history of Stoke Newington as a hobby since 2013 and shares his findings on TwitterInstagram and Facebook. In 2016 he started the highly popular quarterly event ‘Stoke Newington History Talks‘. 

Originally from Israel and a keen history buff from a young age, Amir moved to London in 2001 to study web design. He has been living in Stoke Newington since 2002.

Hackney Archives has a wealth of visual and other material about 600 years of Hackney’s history which can be explored here at Hackney Archives catalogue 

Please register here on Eventbrite