Hackney Tyzack

The Tyzacks of Hackney

No.8 Old Street, (next to what became Shoreditch railway station). Picture circa 1920.

I recently came across a wonderfully well-researched page on, describing Henry Tyzack’s move to Hackney from Sheffield. Not only do I live in Hackney, I’ve worked in and around it for a decade or so. I’m very familiar with all the addresses mentioned and the author’s descriptions give a wonderful colour and reality to what life must have been like as a 19th century tool maker in the East End. Well worth reading this fascinating page and other pages from the site. I’m now looking at my Tyzack tenon saw in a completely
new light.


4 replies on “The Tyzacks of Hackney”

Hi there were 3 tyzack shops, 1st one S tyzack which was located just under the iron bridge on Old Street, 2nd Parry tyzack which was located also few door away from S Tyzack on Old Street. These two shop have closed down many years ago. The 3rd Tyzack shop was Cecil Tyzack which was located around the corner on Kingsland Road, which i am the owner off and still going.


I remember all three shops very well, good to know that at least one of the is still going.


My Dad started as a tea boy at Tyzack & Son when he was 13 years old (about 1944) He learned his engineering trade there. He has passed on now but I remember often going under the named bridge as I lived in Shoreditch. I now live in South Africa but my memories live on.

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