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1/17 A #Hackney history focus to your ‘once a day’ AROUND not through LONDON FIELDS. Start London Fields Station built 1872 on Great Eastern Line, 3rd train line to cross Hackney. By c17th this area was part of gardens of big houses built as Hackney spread south down Mare St.
2/17 Take right down Mentmore Terrace and right into Lamb Lane. Note on left remains of stone wall of church school. St Michael & All Angels built 1864 on left at end of road overlooking Fields on grounds of Pembroke House, an asylum for mentally ill staff of East India Company.
3/17 Church demolished after WW2 bombing. Former vicarage now flats on opposite corner. New church built 1960 on other side of Fields. Go left; pass early c19th houses to end of London Fields East facing Warburton House built 1938: slum clearance of 158 houses in Warburton Square
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Let me introduce you to this pillar + two plaques, all dated 1870; some of my favourite historic features of the #Dalston & #Hackney area, and my first local historic environment obsessions of 2020. Here’s what I know about them — feel free to tell me more! #IronworkThursday 1/17
The lettering on the pillar helps explains the considerably briefer details given on the plaques. Their “DR S C” = the pillar’s “Revd Dr Spurstowe’s Charity”, an institution with a history that goes back *much* earlier than the ironwork. 2/
The Charity’s roots can be traced back to the 17th century. Its origins lie in the monetary bequest made in the will of Rev Dr William Spurstowe — vicar of Hackney 1643-62, died 1665 — that paid for the construction of six almshouses for “six poor widows”, completed in 1666. 3/
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From #Mayfair to #Battersea, #Hackney to #Greenwich, we're looking for companies, mosques, synagogues, churches, and anyone with big hearts & sustainability goals to collect bikes for refugees with us.
#RefugeesWelcome #cycling #sustainability #CSR
It is really easy to become a donation point. You need a tiny bit of space and we'll do the rest -- pick them up, fix them up, and pair them with a refugee or asylum seeker to help them get around their new city and access vital services.
We've partnered with @ecargobikes, @weareberyl, @SpireCafe, @JRSUK and many many others - let us know if you'd like to chat with any of our partners to find out how easy it is!
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