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This page is all about you, meaning the people who have shared their memories, told us about the projects, joined in with some of our ideas about exploring Hackney. Here are just a few true stories about you that have been in TimeLine.

To find out more about the hundreds of people (from the past and present days) who have featured in TimeLine, have a look at the People Index which you will find by clicking on About Us.    Maybe you will spot somebody you know or remember - or even yourself! - in TimeLine. 

We are keen for TimeLine to reflect as much as we can about the fabulous history of Hackney, with all its different cultures and heritages.  So if you have a story to tell us about, please contact us at ebones@blueyonder.co.uk, and we can help you to tell your story on our website.  To read more that we could not squeeze into the printed TimeLine, have a look at Added Extras

Coronation Avenue
ImagePeople sheltering at Coronation Avenue during the Blitz thought they would be safe as houses: they were in a shelter, underground, with a great big block of flats above them.  But one of the bombs that fell on 13th October 1940 showed that, tragically, they were not safe after all.
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Any time, any place, anywhere
ImageThere are millions of people in every country of the world who are totally brilliant at history.  Not because they came top of the class at school, but because they all have stories, memories and pictures.  And now we can all share them!  Historypin is ...
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Where in the World?
ImageHackney is an amazing mosaic made up of cultures from all over the world.  Where in the World is an easy way of learning about our own heritage and family history - and the best thing it is really good fun to do. Things that lots of us don't know are ....
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Swimming then and swimming now

ImageOne cold, crisp, clear day in December 2007 a dream came true for people in Hackney:  the Clissold Leisure Centre had been mended and was open again.  But way back in 1930  there was an even more gigantic celebration when

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The Way We Were - Lily
ImageLily Taylor was born before World War One even started and Florence Nightingale had just died.  And the year her father was born, Victoria was Queen and bikes were ..... 
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A century of cinema
ImageEvery year, thousands of us have a great time at the Rio Cinema: maybe it's at the children's Saturday Morning Club, or at the Classic Matinees (with free tea and cake) or perhaps we just fancy popping out to the movies ...
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Under Stokey
ImageChildren in the creative writing group at Jubilee Primary School have been writing poems about Hackney - all inspired by Dylan Thomas.  To read them click on their names: David Eogan Georgie Khari Laura Samantha
 
Diane Abbott
Image Exactly twenty years after she first became an MP, children from Harrington Hill Primary School asked Diane Abbott what she  likes best about her job,  things she finds scary - and loads more questions.
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Running for their Lives
ImageIn  2005 Avigdor Primary School in Stoke Newington closed its doors for the very last time.  Read the incredible story of how it all started - with refugee children running for their lives to safety in England .... 
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Memory Catchers
ImageWhen students from Stoke Newington School wanted to know how things had changed in Hackney over the years, who better to ask than Tilly,  Joan and  Dolores
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