Take a peek into Hackney’s World War One story box
Come and take a peek into Hackney’s World War One story box to find out more about the day-to-day lives of the people living in Hackney, 100 years ago during World War One.
To coincide with Explore Your Archive week, November 8-15, the Council-run Hackney Archives will display documents selected by Archives staff for a Hackney World War One story box exhibition.
Some of the records available for viewing can help explore the stories of Hackney during World War One and include, a letter from a local man fighting on the Western Front, a poster persuading people to “fight the submarine in your homes”, rolls of honour for Hoxton and Stoke Newington.
A free introductory talk by staff about how they put the box together and what you can discover in the Archives is taking place Tuesday 11 November, 3pm at the Hackney Archives, 2nd floor, Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, E8 3BQ.The story box will be available to view during opening hours from 12 to 15 November.
Hackney has a fascinating history just waiting to be explored. Hackney Archives is the place to go and find out more about Hackney during WW1. It has a wealth of documents and photographs telling the story of the people who called Hackney their home 100 years ago. Come and see what can be discovered and take a peek in Hackney’s WW1 story box.