The Hackney Podcasts give a wealth of fascinating stories about Hackney Wick, and the London Borough of Hackney in general… Most useful ones are; ‘Night’ / ‘Buses’ / ‘Water’ / ‘Coffeecast’ / ‘Olympic Park Tour’ / ‘Ian Sinclair’ / ‘Beyond the A12…’ / ‘Herbed Beans and Olympic Conspiracies’ Search for Hackney Podcasts in the iTunes store … Continue reading
Hackney Wick in London’s East End was one of the poorer parts of London. It was made up of very small back-to-back terrace houses with large families. It was very working class with many small factories employing local people. Businesses like Clarnico (sweet manufacturing), Lesney’s (matchbox) (miniature toy manufacturing took a large part of Lea … Continue reading
An interactive map, where people of Hackney Wick have made comments on what interests them about the area, and where. http://www.communitymaps.org.uk/version3/includes/MiniSite.php?minisitename=Hackney%20Wick
Video study of peoples reactions to the Olympic park on the residents of Hackney Wick’ door-steps. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/davehillblog/video/2009/nov/19/2012-olympics-hackney-wick Of real note is the suggestion that Hackney Wick could become the location for a ‘tesco-town’ – a form of shopping village!
Old video footage of the sunday league meeting at Hackney Marshes in the early 1950’s here. I imagine not too much has changed in terms of the scale of the meetings! The website for the Hackney and Leyton Sunday Football Leagues provides some more up-to-date info. http://www.britishpathe.com/embed.php?archive=48552
Hackney Wick is home to the largest number of artists and studio spaces per square metre in the world. Source; http://www.successinthemaking.co.uk/teach-in-hackney/did-you-know/
“Hey man, hope this helps with the project. When i was there it was mainly spent within the park. Sorry i didnt get a chance to send it yesterday! After taking a stereotypical red london bus from the Hackney Wick railway station, through the tyical suburban build up of houses and offices myself and my … Continue reading
“Lots of interesting stuff about the area…erm plastic was invented there i think. Theres a really good film about the area called ‘what have you done today mervyn day’ – you can watch it for free at the BFI mediateque. Nowadays hackney wick is trendy and everyone has a moustache and rides fixie bikes and … Continue reading