A Very Public Display of Affection at Hackney Down Station

Not what you expect to see as you stumble onto the platform of Hackney Downs station, early on a bank holiday Saturday morning. A couple in the throws of ….. whatever it was,  shamelessly vertically copulated on platform 1, as they waited for their train to arrive.

The unknown couple were filmed by someone also waiting for the train who gave a running commentary through out the encounter.  The video was first posted by Pauline Pearce, the woman also known as the Hackney Heroine, so named, following her rant at rioters on Clarence Road, during the 2011 riots in Hackney.

Eventually the lackluster “shagathon” came to an end as the 7.13 overground train to Stratford, pulled in just as he was pulling out, when by the look on his female companions face, she realised they were being watched.  Both sprinted for the train, the female trotting behind her man, jeans not fully pulled up and zipper still down.


Do you recognize the couple.  Please contact  remi@hackneyhive.co.uk

The incident was reported to BTP around 1.20pm on Saturday 26 August and we are appealing for anyone with information to text 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting 286 of 26/08/2017


About Remi

Remi Hackney Hive founder, publisher and contributor. Hackneyite and all round Girl Friday who couldn't wait to leave Hackney and London behind her. After hitching her wagon in California, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana for 18 years, with a brief spell in Mexico, the prodigal daughter returned to London, happy to put an unconventional and risqué past behind her. It sometimes feels like she’s still at war with herself. This often leads her into a whole lot of trouble, although it’s fair to blame it on some of her best qualities: intelligence, original thinking, willingness to take risks, skepticism, rebelliousness, independence, and creativity. But you know what, much of the trouble she gets into is because she can’t help pointing out that the emperor is naked. Remi still lives by her own rules, nobody else’s. She is owned by her two dogs Deffer(a Jack Russell ) Darcy (a Jack Russell/Pomeranian mix now deceased but can’t remove their names) and two Black cats she adopted December 2021, Desmond and Tutu. She is proprietor of London’s finest and long established pet sitting service. The big smoke is home for the moment, but she desperately yearns wide open spaces, where she hopes to call home in the near future.


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One Response to "A Very Public Display of Affection at Hackney Down Station"

  1. The way people choose to express their affection for each other in public is fascinating to me. It’s completely different than physical affection in private, because with PDA, you’re walking a fine line between social norms and personal intimacy. Public display affection can like of generally comfortable with hand holding, quick kisses, and subtle hands on thighs, waist, legs and kisses.

    Comment by amol joshi on 16/03/2018 at 10:23 am

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