Historian mocks up incredible images of old Stoke Newington
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Ever wondered about the history of Stoke Newington’s grand old buildings? Well now you can quite literally take a glimpse into the past.
Historian Amir Dotan has produced a collection of incredible collages on his computer to illustrate how the streets of Stokey once looked, before buildings were demolished, restored or in some cases, bombed during the Blitz.
Using the wonders of modern technology, Amir’s images show pubs, cinemas, churches, shops and even an invalid asylum, which is now a Thai restaurant.
Amir, who posts on Twitter as HistoryOfStokey, told the Gazette: “I’ve always been amazed by just how much Stoke Newington’s streets have changed over the decades as a result of the Blitz and urban development, so I decided to superimpose old photos on today’s view to make that transformation apparent for others to appreciate and learn about.”