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. There are many other online resources.

Each edition of Hackney Today carried an article on an aspect of local history, written by the Archives’ staff. This is a wonderful source of information on a huge variety of topics. Past issues of Hackney Today feature the articles on page 23 of earlier issues, and page 25 of later ones.

Click here for a list of Hackney Today articles by subject matter, up to 2015.

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 – mapped on Layers of London website. You can now read  Hackney’s Histories  covering a diverse range of topics in back copies of our Hackney History journal. And read  Terrier Newsletters  containing shorter articles, many illustrated, on an even wider range of subjects.

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.

Walk Hackney – walkhackney.co.uk/
The History of Stoke Newington – facebook.com/TheHistoryOfStokeNewington
Horrid Hackney – horridhackney.com/
Spitalfields Life – spitalfieldslife.com/ by `the gentle author’
Museum of London – museumoflondon.org.uk/
MOLA – Archaeology – mola.org.uk/blog/
Alan Russell’s eclectic collection of photographs of Hackney, and beyond –
London Historians – londonhistorians.wordpress.com/ /  
Lea Bridge Heritage – http://leabridge.org.uk

click the links below to discover more.
1. Images
2. History
3. Historic Built Environment
4. Local Archives
5. Local History Societies
6. Local Museums
7. Further Reading