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NEWS: New Hackney Square named after British-Caribbean historical event

By Adam Prescott

NEWS: New Hackney Square named after British-Caribbean historical event
A new square at the entrance to Britannia Leisure Centre in east London is to be named BRAFA Square after a fascinating, yet forgotten, part of London's African Caribbean history. The name reveals the story of the British Reggae Artists Famine Appeal (BRAFA) which became Hackney’s answer to Live Aid in 1985.

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READ: Save Ridley Road

By Adam Prescott

READ: Save Ridley Road
Ridley Road is a very important area in Hackney, especially for the Afro-Caribbean community. It is steeped in history and is a true asset to East London, both in terms of culture & heritage. 

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