The Our History series

Delve deeper into Islington’s past with our series about some unusual artifacts, in collaboration with Islington Museum and the Local History Centre. All objects mentioned are on display or held at these venues.

New River water pipe, 17th century

Walter Sickert’s palette, 1920s

Engraving of burglar Jack Sheppard escaping Clerkenwell Prison in 1724

Bathing costume, c1900

Suffragette ‘Holloway’ brooch, c1909

Bust of Vladimir Lenin, 1942

The female ‘Hamlet’