50 Years of the Hackney Society: What have we achieved and what is there still to do?

Is Hackney a community?

Or are Stoke Newington and Hackney better seen as separate communities?

Perhaps this is something the HS could consider?


To mark the publication of Hackney: portrait of a community 1967–2017, our history of Hackney since the founding of the Society in 1967, The Hackney Society has assembled a panel to discuss the achievements of the Society over those fifty years; the challenges we faced when the Society was set up in 1967; how those challenges have changed; our successes and failures and the tasks which lie ahead.

The panel includes:

John Finn is a local historian and Local London Guide who has written the opening chapter on the birth of the Society for Hackney: Portrait of a Community.

Richard Gee was Secretary of the Society in the 1970s and subsequently, for many years, Chair of Hackney Council’s Planning Sub-committee.

Patrick Hammill served variously as Secretary and Chair of the Society for many years through the 1980s and 1990s.

Lisa Shell is an architect involved in conservation and is a Society Trustee and Chair of its Planning Group.

Laurie Elks is the commissioning editor of Hackney: Portrait of a Community and is a Society Trustee, and will chair the discussion.

Doors will open at 7.00 and the discussion will start at 7.30.

Copies of the book, hot off the press, will be available to purchase at £18 or can be paid for in advance (plus an Eventbrite fee, sorry!) and picked up on the night by selecting the approprate ticket type, after you have clicked to ‘register’, above.

The event is free to all but donations are gratefully accepted to support the work of The Hackney Society. Booking is strongly recommended.

The entrance to the Lecture Hall at The Old School Rooms is through the main entrance of the Clapton Park United Reformed Church on Powerscroft Road.


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Thu 5 October 2017

19:30 – 22:30 BST

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Clapton Park URC

The Old School Rooms at The Round Chapel

2 Powerscroft Road


E5 0PU

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Organiser:The Hackney Society

Organiser of PANEL: The Hackney Society at 50

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