Historical
        Islington pictures

The Islington Archaeology & History Society is here to celebrate the heritage that is left to us.

Please join us at our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/islingtonhistory where you can ask and answer questions, post pictures and stories, join conversations about our local history and find out about events. 

A lot of people join because they are researching their home or their family. There are lots of places that can help Ė see our: Research resources page.

 

Journal of the Islington
        Archaeology & History Society journal cover
Journal of the Islington Archaeology & History Society

The society published a quarterly journal until the end of 2018.  The archive is available at www.clcomms.com/iahs.


 

 

Typography: an 18th century banner font

Our heading in the banner image uses a Caslon font.

William Caslon ran Englandís leading typefoundry in the 18th and early 19th century. He was the first major letter founder in London and remains the most notable letter founder this country has produced

His premises in Chiswell Street, in Clerkenwell in the south of Islington, were established in 1734 and continued to trade until 1936. While at Chiswell Street, Caslon staged monthly organ concerts and served beer he brewed himself.

The Caslon variant in our banner images was designed by Carol Twombly and is based on the Caslonís specimen pages printed between 1734 and 1770.

The story of William Caslon and his typefoundry can be read on Spitalfields Life.


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Islington
          Archaeology & History Society is on Facebook Keep up to date with society and Islington news and events by joining our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/islingtonhistory

 



 

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