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ISLINGTON HISTORY

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.

Writer Caitlin Davies had forgotten about the baths where she swam as a young girl. That is until she went past it on the 91 bus and saw its iconic neon sign. Here, she recounts the history of the famous venue where some of the Victorian era’s most famous swimmers performed

Police raided a flat in Upper Holloway and arrested a man who had 800 postage stamps stuffed into the pocket of his jeans, this week 60 years ago.

When a tonne of “buzz bomb” TNT exploded on Highbury Corner it fatally injured a young mum – but she managed to push her baby daughter to safety.

Dr Eric Fletcher, the MP for East Islington asked the Home Secretary in the House of Commons whether he would reconsider whether to give the public notice of the time fixed for a pending execution, this week 60 years ago.

Volunteer historical detectives are needed to help uncover the forgotten lives of people buried beneath a former Canonbury church.

George Baddeley, 62, of Islington Guided Walks, charts how the Angel grew from a rural settlement just outside London into the home of clowning kings, pleasure gardens, music halls and more.

The grandfather of Islington’s soon-to-be education chief Kaya Comer-Schwartz was seized for putting furniture back into a Jewish family’s home and taken to Dachau concentration camp. Here, she recounts his story of survival and not seeking revenge.

A Routemaster bus will take 72 passengers on a journey through Greek Cypriot history, via Camden and Holloway, on Sunday.

Islington Museum curator Roz Currie tells Emma Bartholomew why she wants to hear what life was like for women locked up in Holloway Prison, before it shut two years ago

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