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Shacklewell School

Shacklewell was the first official Quaker school for girls, established by George Fox, the founder of Quakerism, in 1668.

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.

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Graffiti at Wellclose Square Prison

Although Wellclose Square Prison is now lost to history, the wooden walls of one of the cells survive at the Museum of London and are covered in graffiti documenting the distant voices of the incarcerated in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.