Old Images of Hackney, London

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Hackney 1840
Monograph of Hackney, looking towards the church, in 1840; from page 532 of "Old & New London. By W. Thornbury and Edward Walford. Illustrated", by George Walter Thornbury, published by Cassell in London in 1897, now in the British Library archives

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

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