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Stoke Newington History Talks no. 6: 1846 map, Girls' education and Victori...

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West Reservoir Centre

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Join us at the West Resevoir Centre for a free evening of three short talks investigating Stoke Newington's history from different perspectives. Each talk, lasting 25 minutes, will be illustrated by a mixture of archival and contemporary images, showing the area through the respective lenses of these researchers, writers, photographers and archivists.

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Doors open at 19:00. Talks begin at 20:00. Each 25min talk is followed by a 10min break.

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Talk no. 1 - Before the Building Boom - Exploring the 1846 map by Amir Dotan

In the early Victorian period, Stoke Newington was still a small village outisde London, surrounded by fields and meadows. Large mansions and grand town houses were a common sight on Church Street, which was mainly a quiert residential street and home to wealthy Dissenters. This talk is a tour of the fascintating 1846 map with photos and drawings, showing Stoke Newington just before Victorian property developers swooped as London was expending rapidly and the countryside village was transformed into a bustling Victorian middle class suburb.

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 and Facebook regularly. He started 'Stoke Newington History Talks', a quarterly event, in late 2016.


Talk no. 2 - Susanna Corder's Pioneering Quaker Girls' School by Peter Daniels

Susanna Corder was probably recruited by the chemist and philanthropist William Allen to run a Quaker school in Fleetwood House, which opened in 1824 where the Stoke Newington Fire Station is now. As well as classical and modern languages, the girls had lessons in astronomy and chemistry, very unusual for the time. Susannah had old-fashioned views on such things as appropriate dress, but was a remarkable innovator in other ways. To carry the pupils to the Quaker meeting she ordered a vehicle with benches, which later became one of the first London buses.

Peter Daniels worked for 18 years in the Quaker historical library at Friends House, and has been a member of Stoke Newington Quaker Meeting since it restarted in 2000. He has written articles on local Quakers for Hackney History, and is also a poet.


Talk no. 3 - Mapping the Photography Profession in Victorian Stoke Newington by Janet Foster

This illustrated talk starts with the photography studios then explores beyond to map how the women as well as men of Stoke Newington played a part in the developing field of photography during the later Victorian period. Using contemporary sources including trade directories, photographic journals and year books, census returns and court records to reveal details of a scandal, identities of local inventors and the poignant story of the photograph of Richard Milliken's hat.

Janet Foster, archivist, Clerkenwell & Islington guide and 30 years resident of Stoke Newington. I have a long standing interest in the history of photography, have a large collection of antique and vintage photographs and have recently co-designed the course Managing Photographs in the Archive.

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