ANOTHER NEW YEAR in 1930s HACKNEY

... "freshly clicked" is a delivery van for the supermarket Tesco, (which originated in Hackney as market stalls in 1919), paused in front of the 1930s Hackney housing estate where I live ...

"On the border with Lower Clapton the L.C.C. (London County Council) compulsorily purchased c. 20 a. for its Pembury estate, a small part of which was opened in 1938."
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22698

"Jack Cohen founded Tesco in 1919 when he began to sell surplus groceries from a stall at Well Street Market, Hackney, in the East End of London.The Tesco brand first appeared in 1924 the first Tesco store opened in 1929 in Burnt Oak, Middlesex. His business expanded rapidly, and by 1939 he had over 100 Tesco stores across the country."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesco

"London County Council (LCC) was the principal local government body for the County of London, throughout its 1889–1965 existence, and the first London-wide general municipal authority to be directly elected. It covered the area today known as Inner London. The LCC was the largest, most significant and ambitious municipal authority of its day."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_County_Council



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