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We will look at how Stoke Newington developed from a prosperous country village to an inner-city borough. Starting with its 16C church and amazing cemetery posing as an arboretum; an ingenious Jacobean solution to the capital’s water shortage; a fine 18C country house; and along the way the haunts of famous dissenters and radicals including Mary Wollstonecraft, Letitia Barbould and Daniel Defoe. Led by John Finn of City Highlights.
This walk is a repeat of the 12 June.
When & Where
London Metropolitan Archives
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is home to an extraordinary range of documents, images, maps, film and books about London. This site offers an insight into the archives, with practical advice on how to research and use them, both at LMA and online.
We run a wide selection of talks, guided tours, film screenings, exhibitions and other events, and you can find out more about these as well as the latest updates from the archives on our news and events page.
LMA is free to use and open to everyone. Whether you’re tracing your family history or researching the history of your neighbourhood, if you’re interested in London or Londoners, LMA is the place to visit.