A new statue dedicated to the mother of feminism on Newington Green has split public opinion, with residents both pleased by the attention it has brought to the area and concerned it “doesn’t further a feminist agenda”.
Remembrance Sunday was marked at the weekend in Islington with a series of small socially-distanced ceremonies, to commemorate those who lost their lives in two world wars and more than 70 other conflicts.
Islington in the 1830s was transforming from rural outskirts into a genteel suburb. Like today, bricks and mortar were a status symbol. Unlike today, some homes were bought with income from other property - enslaved people.
A guided walking tour has been designed to let participants imagine the situations faced by refugees and economic migrants who have settled in Islington after fleeing situations like South African apartheid and the Irish potato famine.
Author Carolyn Clark tells Emma Bartholomew how The East End Canal Tales draws on 50 people’s memories to tell of intriguing, moving and often surprising stories of life and work on the Regent’s and Hertford Union Canals over 200 years.
The New River is neither new, nor a river. Built when Shakespeare was alive, the aqueduct is Thames Water’s oldest man-made asset, pre-dating some of London’s more famous historic sites like Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral by decades.