Added on August 11, 2022 Category Past Events

The Friends of Hackney Archives AGM – for 2020 & 2021 – will be held on Tuesday October 4th 2022 at Hackney Archives, commencing at 5.30pm.

The meeting will be followed by a talk at 6.30pm by Sarah Wise on Annie MacPherson.

Entry is free but attendance must be booked via Eventbrite,
please book through this link:

God is watching the grasping capitalists’: Annie Macpherson’s child rescue work in Hackney, Shoreditch and Spitalfields, 1870-1900.

The ‘emigration’ of thousands of poor London children in the 19th century provoked widespread opposition from some commentators. Why should poverty mean exile for London infants?, they wondered. In this illustrated talk, Sarah Wise focuses on the work of Christian evangelical Annie Macpherson in East London, whose rescue and resettlement work won admiration as well as bitter criticism.

Sarah Wise is the author of three books of Victorian social history – the second, The Blackest Streets, is a portrait of the Old Nichol slum, on the Shoreditch/Bethnal Green border.

She teaches 19th-century social history and literature to adult learners at the City Lit and the Bishopsgate Institute and to visiting undergraduates from the University of California.”

Training Home, London Fields Eastside

Hackney Heritage Service News

Hackney Heritage Museum website:

A new series of Stories Women on Screens features blogs on the Lenthall Road print workshop, topics include:
Printmaking, photography and community activism at Lenthall Road Workshop 1970s–1990s.
Activism and the Lenthall Road workshop.
Skill sharing and community printing at the Lenthall Road Workshop.

Hackney Museum new display

Movers, Shakers & Community Makers
African heritage influencers in Hackney

This new display will explore how African heritage individuals have shaped Hackney to be the borough it is today.

Using objects, photographs, and personal experiences from Hackney Museum’s collection, this display will share the stories of people who have influenced local life through their actions.

Opens 4 October 2022

Advance Notice:

The LAMAS 56th Local History Conference with be held on Saturday 19th November 2022 – 10.30-18.00 – for the last time in the Weston Theatre, Museum of London.

The theme will be The Museum of London: A Celebration

As the Museum of London prepares to close the doors of its London Wall premises for the last time, and move to its new home in West Smithfield, we are taking the opportunity to look back on the history of the Museum and its collections since it opened in 1976.

With talks, presentations, and discussions involving Museum staff, past and present, and historians, this one-day conference will explore and debate the history and legacy of the Museum and its continuing role as a showcase for the history of the capital. Don’t miss this last chance to attend a conference at the Museum of London before it closes!

FoHA will have a stall there.

Tickets will be available to purchase via the LAMAS Eventbrite website. When available, further details will be posted on the LAMAS website (