In 1965, the London boroughs of Hackney, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington merged to form what is today known as Hackney. A new exhibition at Hackney Museum marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the London Borough of Hackney.
50 local people and groups have selected an object each from Hackney Museum’s collection to share what Hackney means to them. Each object tells a different story and is the start of a conversation with people who live, work and learn in the borough.
From an ancient fossil of the deep sea excavated in Stoke Newington to a Victorian Dalston teenager’s diary to a beautiful hanging of the Sura Al-Fatiha, the first chapter of the Koran, the exhibition weaves a tapestry of the rich and diverse voices in Hackney today.
Join the conversation by visiting the exhibition. You can suggest what object to display or tweet about one using #Hackney50.