Added on September 27, 2021 Category Past Events

Hackney History is offering a course on the history of Hackney, including Stoke Newington and Shoreditch, from pre-historic days to the present. The course will consist of nine weekly zoom sessions on Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm:

  1. October 13th, 7pm: Hackney from Stone Axe to Ermine Street
  2. October 20th, 7pm Rural Villages – Medieval Hackney
  3. October 27th, 7pm A Home for Courtiers – Tudor Hackney
  4. November 3rdth, 7pm Hackney gets Radical – Hackney in the 1600s
  5. November 10th, 7pm Institutions, Plants and Dissenters – Hackney in the 1700s
  6. November 17th , 7pm Suburban beginnings – Hackney 1800-1850
  7. November 24th, 7pm Industry and Poverty – Hackney 1850-1900
  8. December 1st, 7pm Surviving Two World Wars – Hackney 1900-1965
  9. December 8th, 7pm Hackney 1965+

The course will be given by six members of Hackney History, all with a fascination and expertise in the history of Hackney. Each session will consist of a 50 minutes presentation, followed by time for questions and answers.

The course sessions cannot be block-booked; each of these nine sessions can be booked separately via Eventbrite one week in advance at

Alternatively go to the Eventbrite website ( and search for ‘Hackney History’. The first session on 13 October will not be available to book until 6th October.

These sessions are FREE for members, who are being notified first about how to book, and non-members alike. The number of registrations is limited and it is anticipated that all places will be booked up quickly. If you register for a session PLEASE DO ATTEND OR, IF YOU CAN NO LONGER MAKE THE DATE, PLEASE RELEASE YOUR PLACE SO SOMEONE ELSE CAN ATTEND. You can cancel free tickets to an event before the event starts. Go to “Tickets,” select your order and choose “Cancel Order”.