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Look up, look down: Spotting local history everywhere by Amir Dotan


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Presented at the 7th Stoke Newington History Talks event, June 6th 2018, St Matthias Halls

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Look up, look down: Spotting local history everywhere by Amir Dotan

  1. 1. LOOK UP LOOK DOWN Spotting local history everywhere Amir Dotan
  2. 2. Stoke Newington coal plate survey Area surveyed to- date
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  15. 15. William HaywardEdward Hayward
  16. 16. “Enduring all weathers and the passing of time, coalhole covers are the loyal testimony of a by-gone era serving the needs of both ‘upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’. The fine craftsmanship of their pattern, as well as the casting itself, reveal the unhurried work of the artisan who took pride in a job well done.” Lily Goddard, Coalhole Rubbings: The Story of an Artefact in Our Streets (1979)
  17. 17. Overlooked: the art of the humble manhole cover
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  19. 19. A left-wing revolutionary group responsible for a series of bomb attacks in England between 1970 and 1972. Firebombed the Stoke Newington Barclays Bank in 1971.
  20. 20. Photo by Alan Denney