Heritage with attitude
The focus of it all was Newington Green Unitarian Church and its forward-looking minister Dr Richard Price. His distinguished visitors included the politicians, philosophers and reformers of the day, and established the area’s reputation for challenging conventions.
Newington Green is arguably the birthplace of feminism. Mary Wollstonecraft, author of the ground breaking ‘A Vindication of
the Rights of Women’, lived and taught there in the late 1700s. In the 19th century, ideas about religious freedom and self-improvement continued to shape the area. There were clubs and groups for cricketers, cyclists, educationalists, theologists and prohibitionists.