THE HACKNEY REBEL TOUR!
RADICALS, REFORMERS, REBELS AND REVOLUTIONARIES
Start: Abney Park cemetery main gates (5 mins from Stoke Newington rail) N16
End: Newington Green (buses to KX, Lewisham, Tottenham or 10 mins to Dalston/Canonbury Overground)
N16 has an unrivaled history of dissent: from Mary Wollstonecraft to William Wilberforce and Baader-Meinhof to William Booth, people wanting radical change have long been drawn to this area.
Hear why Stoke Newington is referred to by one book as ‘Village that Changed the World’ as we follow in the footsteps of Hackney’s writers, radicals, revolutionaries, & reformers. From the American Revolution to today’s Occupy, via some Music Hall mayhem and Hackney’s own urban guerillas, you’ll see the subversive side of Stokey.
We can finish at the former Dissenting Academy pub for drinks.