I’ve recently become involved in a project run by The Hackney Society called Love Local Landmarks. It aims to collect photographs of all the locally listed buildings in the borough of Hackney. Locally listed buildings were previously known as English Heritage Grade III sites. In the 1970s, however, this category of buildings was downgraded to locally listed status and handed over to local councils. Unfortunately, locally listed buildings are not protected and a few of the structures I was meant to photograph have already disappeared. This photo is of one of my favourite buildings in the whole of East London (on Pitfield Street).