Mare Street in ?, ? and 2005

“Hackney is one of those places that got a lot of bomb damage. If you go to certain places you can still see reflections of what really went on in the war.” – Lionel

These three pictures show the same spot on Mare Street c.1900, 1941 and 2005.

(From top to bottom: reproduced with permission from Hackney Archives,, © Hackney Archives, © The Building Exploratory)