Islington Stories is a series of resource packs developed by Islington Heritage Service.
Designed to be used flexibly across the key stages, these packs provide a short history of a local person, location, or event, alongside discussion prompts, curriculum links, related external links, and a bank of printable archive materials including photos, maps and text. These resources can be accessed here, or from the 11 by 11 portal.
An ongoing project, led by Islington Museum and the Cally Clock Tower Centre, this bank of resources will continue to grow. If you have suggestions for themes, figures, events or subjects you would like to see covered here, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Islington Stories Resource Packs
Jane was a Market trader at the famous Cally Market. Find out how she and her husband survived through the difficult interwar period using archive photographs of the market and Jane’s written account of her time working there.Download
Carlo Gatti was a Swiss entrepreneur who moved to Victorian Britain to make his fortune. He is credited with introducing hot chocolate and ice cream to the masses.Download
Hugh Victor Hember was a local boy who was tragically killed at the Battle of the Somme. Explore his story through the letters he left behind and photographs taken by his close friend on the front lines of the First World War.Download
A celebrated Black British novelist, Andrea is remembered as a chronicler of the Caribbean British experience. Discover her novels and life through quotes and photos.Download
Use this handy map to navigate the Islington Stories collection & to discover links between the stories.
The next set of Islington Stories resouce packs will include profiles of:
- Dadabhai Naoroji: An academic and politician, Naoroji is remembered as Britain’s first Asian MP. As an Indian Nationalist he advocated for Indian independence.
- The Finsbury Health Centre: The Finsbury Health Centre is celebrated as an early example of modernist public architecture. Its pioneering approach to public health would go on to influence the development of the National Health Service.
These packs will be launched end of March 2021.