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Saying 'Hackney's changed a lot in the past 50 years' is a bit like stating 'water is wet'.
It's common knowledge that the western edge of the East End looks unrecognisable to how it once did. Yet these photos from Neil Martinson who grew up in the area really hammer home the changes.
He's collected his old pictures of Hackney in a new book, Hackney Archive: Work and Life 1971-1985, published by Hoxton Mini Press, out now. Take a look at some of our favourite photos from the book below.