Of all the couples around me, Homer and Marge seemed the safest bet, but ratings have encouraged talk. And now as I trudge the streets I am tortured by references to happier days:
- Springfield Park
- The 1907 Butter and Marge Act was in no small measure due to thieving Hackney tradesmen (excepting Jack “Tesco” Cohen in Well Street, obviously): In 1901, “pure butter” analyzed in Hackney consisted of 94 per cent “foreign fat” (principally cotton-seed oil). In the following year a Pimlico firm’s butter was found to be 83 per cent foreign fat and three Hackney grocers were convicted for selling butter which was over 90 per cent margarine.
- Parish (church) of St Bart, Stamford Hill
- Lisa Star Nails, Stamford Hill (sorry, that’s just over the Scottish border)
- St Maggie’s at St Saviour’s
- Flanders Way
- Turkish nuclear power grill Ocakbasi on the Lower Clapton Road
Any more? Remember, hipsters aren’t krusties.
- Hackney Brook restoration scheme
Iain Sinclair wrote of when “global warming rolls a warm sea [up] the course of the old Hackney Brook.” The flow’s
- New translation of Jünger Der Waldgang
With a brief roundup of the First World War.
- Street names
Santa Coloma has named a street after one convicted murderer Catalan patriot. Does this mean that, if and when they are
Strolling up the Lea and then through Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, Dalston and downtown Hackney with the cracking dawn, most happy
- Stanley Johnson: rock ‘n’ roll drummer, magician, Hackney style icon
The best-dressed man on Well Street talks about his work with Gene “Be-bop-a-Lula” Vincent and much more. With several exclusive photos.