Hackney City Farm is a vibrant farm, community hub and local food collection point located in East London. Locals and tourists can experience farming, see farmyard animals, plant vegetables and learn skills to lower their environmental impact.
In the mid-2010s, staff discovered boxes of original photos and papers in the farm building’s cellar. These document the farm and surrounding area dating back to the 1950s.
Hackney City Farm received a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund
to create a heritage project to archive and share findings with the community.
Volunteers spent seven months sorting the material for an exhibition at the Hackney Museum. The full collection was later donated to Hackney Archives.