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Local folk in Stamford Hill

For me, one of the best things about London is the great mix of peoples of all races and beliefs that makes up its population. Another delight is the lack of uniformity of the city, which resulted from the coalescing of once almost isolated towns and villages.

In this piece, I explore some aspects of three historic places - Dalston, Stoke Newington, and Stamford Hill - along the old Roman Road to Lincoln and York known as ‘Ermine Street’. The earliest record of Dalston is from 1294. The name is derived from ‘Deorlaf's tun’ (‘tun’, meaning ‘farm). Stoke Newington, which means ‘new town in the wood’ was built by the Saxons. Stamford Hill first appeared in records in the 13th century, its name meaning ‘the hill by the sandy ford’ (see: “The London Encyclopaedia”, ed. by B Weinreb and C Hibbert). Enough background, let's get a move on!

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vicIII says:
Hello, Adam! It would be great to explore a bit of London...
Posted on: Aug 03, 2017
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Local folk in Stamford Hill
Local folk in Stamford Hill
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