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8 January 2009

Discover Hackney with the Hackney Society

The Hackney Society was formed in 1967 to "preserve Hackney's unique heritage and make the area a better place in which to live and work".

Whilst there are those who often dismiss Hackney in the knowledge that it is one of the most deprived local authorities in England, there is another side to the Borough, which has a rich history and is home to some 1,250 special historic (or listed) buildings and 20 conservation areas. Those who question this could do worse than taking a look at the Hackney Society's comprehensive photographic survey.

To promote the rich history of the area, the Hackney Society runs regular events and walks to encourage locals and those from further afield to learn about what makes Hackney special. Walks are about £5 to non-members, free to members (membership is £15) and you can find out more on the website at http://www.hackneysociety.org/events.htm.

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