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Friday, November 20, 2020

Walk down Naoroji Street in Clerkenwell and you are unlikely to appreciate the historical significance of the figure for whom it is named.

A crowdfunder to create a new statue of Mary Wollstonecraft was launched just days after her monument was unveiled on Newington Green.

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”.

A founder of the group which commissioned the statue for Mary Wollstonecraft on Newington Green has defended the controversial choice.

A sculpture celebrating a feminist pioneer is set to be premiered on Newington Green after a decade-long campaign.

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 Council will mark Remembrance Sunday 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 charity combating loneliness in the armed forces community has asked an Islington-based association to find World War Two veterans who have been denied their 75th anniversary celebrations.

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has donated the Black Lives Matter tribute shirt he wore during the 2020-21 Premier League season to the Museum of London.

The doors of the former Holy Trinity Church reopened on Saturday for a new exhibition, following substantial repair work.

A historian is searching for information about an Islington pilot who crashed his plane in Germany during World War Two.

Veterans marked Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) with a “modest and respectful” service in Islington amid the pandemic.

A new exhibition from Islington Museum celebrates two centuries of the Regent’s Canal.

An Islington campaigner has called for a trailblazing Black footballer to be immortalised in statue form.

Islington veterans, councillors and police officers paid tribute to British service people during Armed Forces Week 2020.

Islington plans to celebrate Windrush Day with an online talk from the acclaimed historian and writer Paul Crooks.

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.

A Holloway university has changed the name of one of its buildings, which was dedicated to a slave trader.

Monuments, names and memorials around north London have come under intense scrutiny as the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum.

Islington Council says the borough “does not have any statues or memorials celebrating the slave trade”.

A veteran from Barnsbury was in Germany when the Nazi troops surrendered on VE Day 75 years ago.

Islington Veterans’ Association (IVA) has urged people to still observe the two minute silence to commemorate those who died during the Second World War on Friday, May 8.

The nation has been invited to toast the heroes of the Second World War as the country marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

I’ll be publishing daily updates from my north London flat, as the country adapts to a health crisis and a culture of “social distancing”.

Islington Local History Centre and museum is hosting an online photography exhibition until July 11 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.

An east London hospital faced with closure will help care for homeless people recovering from coronavirus – as well as those with acute HIV-related conditions

A three-year-old boy died in a blaze which gutted his home in Highbury 60 years ago, despite rescue attempts by neighbours who were beaten back by the searing heat.

Islington politicians blasted John Lewis over its planned closure of a store in the Nag’s Head 30 years ago,

Highbury Roundhouse was severely damaged by high winds in the last week of February, 1990.

The Museum of Homelessness (MOH) has won funding for an 18-month creative residency and heritage project in Islington to “offer communities inspiration at a time of sharp crisis and oppression”.

A month after a big storm 200 Islington youngsters were still waiting to go back to school.

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.

Former Lib Dem town hall leader Terry Stacy has called for the plaque to be installed at the former Wessex Sound Studios building in Highbury New Park, where the Clash recorded London Calling.

A Highgate heritage group wants the long-awaited anti-suicide fencing removed from the Archway Bridge and replaced with a more attractive design.

This year we mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and to celebrate we would like to share readers’ memories.

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.

A historian with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Islington died last month, leaving behind a “phenomenal legacy”.

Descendents of one of Islington’s most infamous killers are calling for his body to be exhumed from Pentonville Prison and reburied in USA.

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