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Stoke Newington History Talks no. 13: Then & Now animations, Photos from th...

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You are invited to the 13th Stoke Newington History Talks event; an evening of three talks about Stoke Newington's history from different perspectives organised by local history enthusiast Amir Dotan. The majority of the content of the previous 12 events is available here: https://stokenewingtonhistory.com/stoke-newington-history-talks/

Doors and cash bar open at 18:30. Talks start at 19:30. Each talk is 25min followed by 5min Q&A. There will be 10min break between each talk.

Tickets are £7. Ticket sale go to charity and the rest pays for costs. The speakers donate their time for free. This time, proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Hackney Playbus; a charity dedicated to bringing play opportunities and support to families who need it the most. The last five events have raised a total of £2,265 for local charities.

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A message from our lovely hosts in St Matthias Halls: In the spirit of keeping it local, we are running our cash bar featuring beers and ales from Redchurch Brewery in Bethnal Green, including the famous Shoreditch Blonde pale ale and popular Redchurch lager. Wine and soft drinks also on sale throughout the evening (recommendations for local, good quality, reasonably-priced wines gratefully received).



THE LINE UP:

Talk no. 1 - Then & Now animations - Exploring Stoke Newington’s changing streetscape by Amir Dotan

Appreciating old photos can often be challenging when you can't easily compare them to the present view or don't know where they were taken. In this talk Amir Dotan will share his latest project 'Then & Now animations', which uses short video clips to transition between old photos and the view seen in the photo as it is today. From the long-gone 17th century mansions along Church Street to 'ghost' pubs and grand churches that didn't survive the Blitz, Amir will share clips illustrating in 20 frames changes to Stoke Newington's streetscape over the decades.

Amir Dotan (StokeNewingtonHistory.com) has been researching and sharing the history of Stoke Newington as a hobby since 2011. He shares his findings on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Flickr on a daily basis. He started 'Stoke Newington History Talks', a quarterly event, in late 2016.




Talk no. 2 - The Rio Cinema Tape/Slide Newsreel Group - Reporting Stoke Newington in the 1980s by Alan Denney


In the mid-1980s the Rio Tape/Slide Newsreel Group used interviews and photos to make short local news reports which were screened between films at the cinema. The Group's incredible collection of 12,000 35mm colour slides was discovered during the restructuring of the Rio basement two years ago, sadly the audio tapes from the newsreels are still missing. Alan Denney restored and digitised this treasure trove of images and the Rio is sharing them on Instagram. In his talk Alan will share fascinating photos taken by the Group in Stoke Newington.

Alan Denney has been photographing Stoke Newington since 1974, he’s worked as a teacher and mental health social worker, since retiring he’s worked on the R.A. Gibson photo collection and is now restoring and digitising the Rio Tape/Slide Newsreel Group archive.




Talk no. 3 - Civil Defence in Stoke Newington - The historic underground world of the Town Hall by Alan Wells

In the mid-twentieth century Stoke Newington had two underground bunkers built for Civil Defence at Stoke Newington Town Hall. Not well known by the majority of local residents, one is still in use. This short talk provides a glimpse into the underground world of the Town Hall and the artefacts found there during its refurbishment in 2002, such as WW2 tin helmets, WW2 respirator, WW2 incident log and Cold War recruiting posters to name a few.

Andy Wells is the Civil Protection Service Manager for the London Borough of Hackney, has worked in this sphere for 40 years, and is currently based in one of the two underground facilities.




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