Entertaining London: London County Council Collections
Entertaining London is one of several collections curated by the Layers of London team at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA). These collections bring together photographs, films and estate plans from the London County Council archive collection at LMA. London County Council (LCC) was established in 1889. As part of its remit to run public services in the capital, the Council quickly turned it...
A collection created over several months in 2019 by 'Hackney History', a Hackney local history group made up of members of the Friends of Hackney Archives. The collection continues as a work in progress. The Hackney Archives can be visited at Dalston CLR Library. The Friends of Hackney Archves can be joined by visiting www.hackneyhistory.org
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Our map layers have been stretched and manipulated to fit over the contemporary map of London; meaning you can focus on a street, building or area and see how it has changed over time!
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