late Nov / early Dec events of interest

Abney Park Trust and Hackney Archives bring you:
The Life and Times of Joanna Vassa

Thurs 26 Nov, 6-7.45pm.

Free entry
At Hackney Archives, Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, London E8 3B

A talk by Arthur Torrington, OBE, Secretary of The Equiano Society.

Joanna Vassa was the only surviving child of the former enslaved African and anti-slavery campaigner Olaudah Equiano. Find out how her grave was discovered in 2005 in Abney Park and learn about her father’s incredible journey from slavery to abolitionist campaigner and bestselling author.

Booking essential – email: or call: 020 8356 8925
All ages welcome
Friends of Hackney Archives Talk:
Uncovering London’s Radical History – David Rosenberg

Thursday 10th December
6.00pm Refreshments
6.30pm Talk

At Education Room, Dalston CLR James Library and Hackney Archives, Dalston Square, London

In this illustrated talk David will tell some of these stories of trail-blazing chartists and suffragettes, pacifists and anti-fascists that he collected for his book Rebel Footprints: a guide to uncovering London’s radical history (Pluto March 2015).

Writer and educator David Rosenberg began leading walks of London’s radical history in 2007, unearthing stories of ordinary people who fought for better lives, from the beginning of the 1830s to the end of the 1930s, especially in London’s first manufacturing area – the East End.

If you would like to attend this event, please book your place with Hackney Archives Department (020 8356 8925 or email

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