There are some interesting old photos of Hackney on this site, including a few ' Now and then' shots. There's one of the Nags Head in Hackney Rd. on page 2 and I could be wrong but I seem to recall the blind singer Lenny Peters singing in there.
they are good terry ,i was in amhurst road yeasterday , also went by the woodberry down estate in north london some of it has been pulled down some of it boarded up the rest is very run down .where does this exackney lad live now i wonder.
Some great old pics there, especially the ones of Mare Street and the ABC Ritz cinema near Clapton Pond. The one that really interested me was of the Victoria pub in Wick road, it was my local in the 60's and 70's and I spent many a happy hour or two there and I spent a few quid as well. Tezza, you could be right about Lenny Peters, he was a pub singer before he had a few hit records and got on the TV.