Place    From 1884 

Toynbee Hall

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.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
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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Toynbee Hall Gatehouse

Toynbee Hall Gatehouse Inaugurated by the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Harold...

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Richard Titmuss

Richard Titmuss

Social researcher and teacher. Born Richard Morris Titmuss at Farm lane, Stopsley, near Luton. He became concerned with the social differences between the north and south of England, publishing 'Po...

Person, Education, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Charles Booth

Charles Booth

Philanthropist and shipowner. Born 27 Bedford North Street, Liverpool. On his father's death he took control of the family shipping business and extended it to include steamships. Following his inv...

Person, Philanthropy, Social Welfare

2 memorials
Elizabeth Fry Refuge

Elizabeth Fry Refuge

Otherwise known as the Elizabeth Fry Institute for Reformation of Women Prisoners.  JaneAusten (don't ask) gives some information; to quote: "Following {Fry's} death in 1845, a meeting chaired by t...

Group, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Havelock Ellis

Havelock Ellis

Pioneer in the scientific study of sex. Physician, eugenicist, writer, progressive intellectual and social reformer who studied human sexuality. Born 1 St John's Grove (now Rectory Grove), Croydon...

Person, Medicine, Social Welfare, Australia

1 memorial
Girls Friendly Society

Girls Friendly Society

From English Heritage: "... founded in 1875 by Mary Townsend as an Anglican organisation that offered care and support to such women, through seven 'lodges' across west London, in areas like Ealing...

Group, Gender Issues, Social Welfare

1 memorial