Reading in my local rag, that another historic building in Hackney "accidently" burnt down.The following link mentions the history of the building, how it had been sold and how the new owners had not been allowed to pull it down (it is listed). http://www.derelictlondon.com/st_mary_s_lodge_stoke_newington.htm And now, solving all the problems of the owners, there has been a very bad fire! The other year, the old department store in Hackney had failed to reach it's auction price and then, surprise, two weeks later, fire destroys it ( http://www.derelictlondon.com/london_s_burning.htm - hackney photo by me)The back buildings, then had another arson attack completely clearing another large area. So I'm now deciding which building I think will be burnt down next - there is a big listed house on Mare St which has recently been auctioned. There are plans to turn it into luxary flats but no work has started. Give it a year and then we might have a surprise fire! Also old Dalston theatre is another great canididate as well as the run down terraces of Dalston lane. Both are causing developers problems!