Beating the Bounds of the Games in Hackney Wick

Photo:Industry on the Lee Navigation Canal

Industry on the Lee Navigation Canal

© Hackney Archives

Photo:Carless Capel and Leonard

Carless Capel and Leonard

© Hackney Archives

a Discover Hackney funded project

"Yes, this was Hackney Wick, my dears,
this was Hackney Wick,
Do the rounds and beat the bounds
and make the memories stick!"


Discover Hackney's Heritage Partnership funded a pilot for a series of walks for children, families and adults in Hackney Wick and the area that borders the London 2012 Olympic Games site.

In 2009 the Society in collaboration with Hackney Archives published an illustrated storywalk for children and their families. Using poetry and local history this fun and colourful walk takes you through historic Hackney Wick – a place where inventors, industrialists and sportsmen came and excelled.

Poems by Ralph Rochester. Illustrations by Zara Slattery.

For a free copy please send a SAE (size DL) to The Hackney Society, The Round Chapel, 1d Glenarm Road, London E5 0LY, or email bookorders@hackneysociety.org

An associated audio project was commissioned and the resulting programme was published from archived material in 2016.

 

This page was added on 10/09/2009.