Category: History

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…

By Editor 2021-04-08 Off

Wray back machine: Wray Crescent and the Hackney Brook

We’re looking for historical stories, pictures and any interesting data concerning Wray Crescent and the surrounding area, so if you have anything you’d like to share, please drop us a line. When Wray Crescent was a crescent Today we have this fascinating image thanks to Britain From Above and Historic England. We think it was…

By Editor 2021-03-21 Off