The Lower Clapton Tales is a story of people and place. It gives a fascinating insight into life in and around Lower Clapton in the heart of Hackney in the 20th century, as told by people born and bred there or living in the area for many years. Over fifty local people contributed stories and photos never made public before. The Lower Clapton Tales is lavishly illustrated with 140 photographs, maps and images from Victorian times to the Millennium.
The Lower Clapton Tales gives an interesting perspective on the history of Hackney in general and Lower Clapton in particular: if you’ve known Hackney for a long time, it will rekindle memories and contain many surprises; if you’re new to the area, it’s a great way to find out about the area’s rich history.
The Lower Clapton Tales is written by Carolyn Clark and published by Hackney Historic Buildings Trust.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carolyn Clark lived and worked in Shoreditch for over 20 years from 1976. She edited ‘Shoreditch Views’ community newspaper in the mid-1980s and wrote ‘In Shoreditch’ magazine’s regular Past and Present column in the 2000s. She has written for other publications ranging Shoreditch Unbound, 2011 and Hackney: Portrait of a Community 1967- 2017. From 2010, Carolyn has led community history projects. In 2016-17, she ran the Lower Clapton Heritage Project for Hackney Historic Buildings Trust. Other projects include: East End and the Shoreditch Canal Heritage Projects for Laburnum Boat Club; Islington Canal Heritage programme for the Young Actors Theatre Islington; Mapping Tottenham for Bridge Renewal Trust. Carolyn now lives by the Hertford Union Canal in Bow.