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Stoke Newington History Talks no. 16

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You are invited to the 16th 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 (www.StokeNewingtonHistory.com).

The event will be streamed on YouTube at 19:00 on August 5th. Link to the YouTube stream will be provided in a reminder 2 days before the event. To minimise possible technical glitches, the talks will be pre-recorded but all speakers will attend the event and answer questions at the end of each talk. Each talk is 20min followed by 5min Q&A.

Tickets are £4. Ticket sales go to charity. The speakers donate their time for free. This time, proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Literacy Pirates; a local charity working to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance of children aged 9-12 years old. The last seven events raised £4,746 for local charities (Hackney Winter Night Shelter, North London Action for the Homeless, Pets Against Loneliness, Hackney Migrant Centre, Hackney Foodbank, Hackney Playbus, National Food Service North London).

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The architects who built Stoke Newington by Amir Dotan

Stoke Newington's notable buildings such as pubs, churches, cinemas, municipal and public buildings were designed by a variety of architects whose contribution to the area's streetscape has been admired for generations. This talk will cover several of those architects and provide a glimpse into their work in Stoke Newington and beyond. From Sir George Gilbert Scott who designed St. Mary's new church in 1858 and the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel to Truman Brewery's in-house architect Arthur Edward Sewell who designed the Red Lion and the Rose and Crown pubs in Church Street in the 1920s-1930s. Come and meet the architects!

Amir Dotan (StokeNewingtonHistory.com) has been researching and sharing the history of Stoke Newington as a hobby since 2013. He shares his findings on TwitterFacebookInstagram. He started 'Stoke Newington History Talks' in 2016. 

The gentrification of Stoke Newington: From Class War to the Yuppies and the 1987 Lifestyle Guide by Martin Bailey

This talk will take you through the Martin Bailey's journey publishing the 1987 Stoke Newington Lifestyle Guide from concept to design and a personal delivery service (a huge rucksack on my back!). It will place the guide in the context of a changing Stoke Newington with the end of the rag trade, the arrival of the yuppies and the reaction of Class War. Part of this journey will highlight favourite places, buildings and experiences.

Martin Bailey lived in Stoke Newington throughout the 1980’s and wrote, produced and published the Stoke Newington Lifestyle Guide. A colourful career has taken him from history graduate at Middlesex Polytechnic into publishing, ICT teaching and consultancy with Gordon Brown’s KS3 National Strategy. He tried to retire, got bored and is now working as a Communications and Marketing Manager for a British Medical company and writing and designing architectural tourist walks. 2 of his daughters have recently lived in Lordship Road.

Woodberry Down: the Stoke Newington Estate envisaged as a model for Britain's post-war welfare state by John Boughton

Conceived on European lines in the 1930s, a British model of community development in the 1940s, Woodberry Down was once hailed as ‘the estate of the future’. The pioneering 57-block estate in north Stoke Newington included the first purpose-built NHS Health Centre and one of the first purpose-built comprehensive schools in the country. This talk examines the estate's origins and evolution and its place in history.

John Boughton is a social historian whose book Municipal Dreams: the Rise and Fall of Council Housing was published by Verso in April 2018. John has written for the Historian and Labor History and gives talks on housing to a range of audiences. He blogs at municipaldreams.wordpress.com.

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You access most of the content of the previous 15 events here: https://stokenewingtonhistory.com/stoke-newington-history-talks/ 

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