Initial criticisms of Wray Crescent cricket proposals 

Dear Friends, As you know, Islington Council is pressing forward with its plans for cricket in Wray Crescent Park. Meanwhile the image above shows the extent to which it has funded alternatives to cricket in the park. You can download the consultation document here. The council is hosting two online information sessions (find out more…

By Editor 2021-06-10 Off

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

Easter Bunny comes to Wray Crescent

Well, here is something that doesn’t happen very often. This weekend, the Easter Bunny visited Wray Crescent. Everyone seemed pretty happy. (By the way, we heard that at some point in the 1970’s, Wray Crescent was full of rabbits, they all lived in the large green circle area). Happy Easter everyone!

By Editor 2021-04-03 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