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The landscape of what is now the London Borough of Hackney has changed dramatically from Roman times. From the woodland through which the Romans carved the first road, now Kingsland Road, the land remained predominately agricultural until the Victorian period. The green fields gave way to the brickfields of housing developments and industry, which still characterise Hackney today.

This site graphically explores the events and people that fuelled this transformation. The main body of the site is for anybody interested in Hackney from Roman times to the present day. In addition there are two sections aimed at family learning; Homes through Time and Victorian Hackney. These are for adults and children to learn together and they contain activities and games.

The messageboard is for anyone who has a Hackney query or memory they would like to share.

'Brickfields, Hackney 1830
'Brickfields', C.H.Matthews c.1830, © London Metropolitan Archives      
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