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
Britain’s first Asian Member of Parliament and a prominent Indian nationalist, Naoroji’s story is brought to life through archive photographs, quotes and discussion prompts. Download
The Finsbury Health Centre is celebrated as a pioneering prototype for the NHS. Explore the story of health in Britain through the lens of a local architectural treasure. Download