Hackney Wick and Fish Island have a proud industrial past. They have inspired makers, creators, and artists for centuries and are now serving as inspiration for new street names.
A new street in Hackney Wick has been named after a piano maker, who claims to be the oldest in the world.
The newly named Broadwood Street in Hackney Wick takes its name from John Broadwood and Sons whose piano factory was adjacent to Dace Road from 1903 to 1931. King George V and Queen Mary visited the factory in July 1926.
The street was officially named at a ceremony on 20 October.
The new road was built in Hackney Wick as part of a new housing development on Dace Road. The Dace Road development includes 144 new homes, space for local and creative businesses, and a new courtyard and public space for the local community.
Founded in 1728, John Broadwood and Sons claims to have supplied instruments to well-known composers over the centuries, including Frédéric Chopin (1810-1847) and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827).