Dalston Walk

This walk will take place on Saturday, 17th March, 2018 at 11am

An ancient hamlet of Hackney, Dalston developed, east of the Roman’s Ermine Street, from farm settlement to market gardening to brick fields to built-up suburbia by the 1860s. While still rural, Dalston was home to smart big houses, refuges for destitute women and infant orphans and a hospital for foreigners. Industrialisation brought the junction of two railways and factories. The diversity of today’s Hackney is reflected by the stalls of Ridley Road, scene of post-war anti-fascist clashes.

    • Which square inspired EastEnders’ Albert Square?
    • Why did the Germans have their own hospital?
    • Whose royal mistress lived here?

Duration : 2 hours

Cost: £10 (£8 concessions) – pay on the day

Start: Dalston Lane entrance, Dalston Junction Station, London, E8 3DL at 11am

End: Ridley Road Market, London, E8 2LH ‎

To Book: text/phone  07710 414240 or email sean@walkhackney.co.uk

 

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