DALSTON

The Dalston Walk will take place in 2017 on

  • SUNDAY, 22nd January at 11am
  • Saturday, 23rd September 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: £8

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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