Our Heritage Roots

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Hackney City Farm has received Heritage Lottery Funding. Thanks to National Lottery players, a heritage collection for Hackney Archives, a new easy access website, and Farm site heritage map have been created!

Visit Hackney Archives to see the Farm Our Roots collection – photographs, film, audio interviews, records of Farm activities and more – now available for all.

Hackney Archives

Dalston CLR James Library

Dalston Square

London E8 3BQ

Phone: 0208 356 8925

Email: archives@hackney.gov.uk

Please contact Hackney Archives in advance of your visit. Staff can tell you about using Our Heritage Roots collection. They may need to order records before you visit.

The new self-guide map with photos and drawings from Farm locations incorporates community contributions and is designed by artist Ms. Cat Monster Smith. It is available free at the Farm – a great way for visitors to spot heritage features. Cat also runs a fantastic mosaic class, Thursday evenings at the Farm: http://www.monstersmith.com/hackneycityfarm/mosaic.html

Our Heritage Roots also thanks new volunteer Marc Dangas, graphic designer, who created the poster sharing the new resources.

The artist who drew the Farm publicity above is Michelle Toprak, who volunteered as an artist and committee member for 5 years in the 80s and early 90s. She contributed to the development of this Farm through her time and commitment as well as her beautiful, intricate drawings. Thank you Michelle!