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Thanks for this and the previous post on Hackney Brook, D Geezer. I've lived in the area for over 10 years and I'd never heard of the Hackney Brook. (I'd never learned of the existence of Gillespie Park either, I'll have to go and have a look at that. Interesting to see from your google map that the 2 ponds at the northside of Clissold Park are (probably? definitely?) brook-fed.

All interesting stuff.

Do you intend to do something on New River, and the Victorian pumping, now the Castle Climbing Centre, I wonder That would make an interesting read.

Is there any place in the world more depressing than Hackney?

Fascinating. I'd love to know where and when Mr E. Bolus got his information. There's no sign of any stream on Stanford's 1862 map, nor any indication that a stream was ever there.

(meaning the supposed tributary parallel to Hornsey Road. Which I'm probably going to spend hours trying to track down now. Thanks!)

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