An exhibition marking the anniversary of the formation of the London Borough of Hackney is now showing at the Hackney Museum.
The earlier metropolitan boroughs of Hackney, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington merged in 1965 to form the London Borough of Hackney.
The borough is turning 50 this April. To celebrate this milestone, 50 artefacts have been put on display. Each object tells a different story and represents people who live and work in Hackney.
One of the most significant highlights in the exhibition is the diary of Lizzie Hudson, a Victorian teenager who lived in Dalston between 1871 and 1879.
Other artefacts shared by locals and organisations across Hackney, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington include personal stories of Afro-Caribbean families, excavated fossils and a brass tiffin which was brought to Hackney from India in 1946.
Hackney Museum has launched an open call for local people to get involved with the exhibition by suggesting an artefact to share. This can be done by visiting the exhibition or simply tweeting a suggestion with the hashtag #Hackney50.
The exhibition will run until August 29. Follow @HackneyMuseum to stay updated or visit Hackney Museum’s collection online.