June 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A ‘Walk Hackney’ event, led by Sean Gubbins.
An ancient hamlet of Hackney, Dalston developed, east of the Roman’s Ermine Street, from farm settlement to market gardening to brick fields to built-up suburbia by the 1860s. While still rural, Dalston was home to smart big houses, refuges for destitute women and infant orphans and a hospital for foreigners. Industrialisation brought the junction of two railways and factories. The diversity of today’s Hackney is reflected by the stalls of Ridley Road, scene of post-war anti-fascist clashes.
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