This volume brings together David Mander's previous works to provide a complete history of the London Borough of Hackney. Ranging from the earliest settlements in Roman times, right up to the present day, the book describes how the borough changed from a country parish into the rich and diverse community it is today at the beginning of the 21st century. Within its pages are many hundreds of photographs of the streets, pubs, local characters, industry, churches and schools, along with extensive captions and historical information from the author. David Mander has brought together a revealing selection of rare images and drawn on his special knowledge of the area's history to create this portrait of one of London's most interesting boroughs.
David Mander is a librarian and registered member of the Society of Archivists. His working experience of London archives and local history stretches over twenty-five years. He has been Borough Archivist for Hackney since 1983. He has written 12 books on Hackney's local history, including Hackney, Homerton & Dalston in Old Photographs, Late Extra! and A Hackney Century.