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Toynbee Hall

Place  From 1884 

Categories: Social Welfare

The first university settlement house. Founded by Samuel and Henrietta Barnett. The idea was that the educated rich should live close to the poor and thus change society for the better. The Guild and School of Handicraft started life here in 1888.

Spitalfields Life have a good post about Toynbee Hall with lots of pictures.

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Toynbee Hall

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St Mary Matfelon

Our picture comes from Google satellite view and shows, better than can be se...

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Toynbee Hall

Toynbee Housing Society Evershed House Community - Opened on September 23rd 1...

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