Creating Hackney as Home

Creating Hackney as Home:
Five reflections on a London borough


Matthew - Photos of my neighbourhood - 11/07/13

As part of my research about changes in Hackney I took a series of photos with my Flipcam in the area where I live. This is my neighbourhood...

  • The De Beauvoir Primary school, opposite to my primary school.

  • A block of upper class apartments with a private garage and private area. When I was growing up, my school got knocked down and moved down the street to build these apartments

  • This is what the other half of forest road looks like in contrast to the new homes.

  • The new youth club on forest road and opposite where I live.

  • My primary school.

  • My church where I had my first Holy Communion and confirmation.

  • I put this in because anytime I think of Hoxton Market, this is probably the first thing that comes to mind: a big thing over the road…

  • The sign where Hoxton round about use to be.

  • Peppers and Spice! I remember when it was next to the pub… its about the theme of changes. Even though they’ve moved just a bit up the road… it’s still packed but, as you got off the bus, they were there, so now they’re not there…

  • Where Peppers and Spice used to be.

  • A little park with a hill where I spent childhood times.

  • My local GP.

  • The noodle bar at Dalston junction. after everything was demolished, this was the only place that stayed…

  • One of the new buildings created recently.

  • Hackney peace mural. I don’t know what it is about it but I always liked the look of it...

  • Dalston Curve Garden is one thing that hasn’t been there for very long, but after going there I thought it was actually a nice place to relax

  • Toilet that I’ve never seen anybody use before.

  • The old library, now closed

  • The new library.

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