14 amazing facts you never knew about Islington
I made this for amusement a few years ago. I grabbed a whole bunch of facts from Pamela Shields’ excellent book, ‘Islington, the first 2,000 years’ (Amazon link) and put them together in this infographic.
Did you know the population of Tollington c.1066 was 9 people? There’s around 10,000 today. Or that Whittington Hospital is built on the site of a leper colony? You do now.
Hope you enjoy this little history-nugget.
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