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Islington: Rural to Urban

Islington was once open countryside. London grew and the fields were covered by houses. The pictures are starting points for discovery. Use the question or instruction for each picture to help get you started.

A Scene at Highbury

c. 1780

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A Scene at Highbury, c. 1780

Cows go to drink at a stream. There are sheep in the fields. It is hard to believe that London is so close.

Why has the man got his stick in the air?