Glimpse history through old images of Hackney, in London.
New Council Housing 1939
In 1939, a new council estate was built in Hackney Marsh.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II’s parents) attended the official opening, which brought crowds of supporters onto the local streets.
Accompanied by the Mayor, the royals visited Nisbet House, saw the architect’s model of the estate, and visited a local family in their new home.
Their Majesties In Hackney (1939) – British Pathé on YouTube