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St Augustine’s Church

Before there was St John-at-Hackney, there was St Augustine’s Church, which was Hackney’s parish church from 1275 to 1789.

The Perwich School

In the 17th century, the Perwich school was one of the biggest and most renowned girls’ schools in the London area and the country. The school taught girls from middling and elite families how to be accomplished and successful wives, mothers, and women in their own right.

Devonshire House

Before Devonshire House was the headquarters of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain from 1794 until 1925, it was a large house called Fisher’s Folly.

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The First Jigsaw Puzzle, 1762

On this spot, between brothels and drug addicts, John Spilsbury invented the first ‘Dissected Puzzle’. It was intended to educate upper-class children, but it found its greatest hour in the Great Depression of the 1930s.