Category: Blog

The Fine Details…

Keith Greenough and Theresa Dhaliwal Davies – September 2018 The official opening of Toynbee Hall’s wonderfully restored old hall is fast approaching and finishing touches of the redevelopment are being put in place. The new entrance hall has wonderful and unique light wood furniture. The hallway surrounding the original staircase has an exhibit celebrating Toynbee…
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The 120th Anniversary of our Free Legal Advice Centre – a conversation with Julia Wookey from Howard Kennedy

There is […] a sense of pride in contributing to a service which has been delivering at a consistently high standard for so many years, and being part of the team that’s maintaining that. Julia Wookey in conversation with Rob Crich In October this year, we are celebrating the 120th Anniversary of Toynbee Hall’s Free…
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Eleanor Sier and Prof Emily Abel

Eleanor’s Heritage Blog – A conversation with Prof. Emily Abel

By Eleanor Sier. In this blog, Eleanor chats to Prof. Emily Abel of UCLA about how she uncovered and saved Toynbee Hall’s lost history This week I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Prof. Emily Abel of UCLA during her visit to London. Prof. Abel submitted her PhD thesis entitled ‘Canon Barnett and…
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Regeneration Photo Blog – Old and New…

By Keith Greenough and Rosie Spiegelhalter. Last week I made a brief visit to Toynbee Hall. It’s amazing to see how things have moved on in just four weeks since I last called in. All around finishing touches are being applied. What struck me most was how original features are juxtaposed with new elements –…
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2018 London Legal Walk Photo Gallery

On Monday 21st May, Toynbee Hall joined 13,000 walkers from 750 teams on a 10km walk through Central London in support of access to justice. A team of walkers from Toynbee Hall took part in the London Legal Support Trust’s annual legal walk to raise funds for free legal advice centres across London and the…
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My experience as a Free Legal Advice Centre Volunteer

By Katelyn Adler. Ahead of the 2018 London Legal Walk, we talk to one of Toynbee Hall’s brilliant volunteers, Katelyn Adler, about the work she does to support our Free Legal Advice Centre Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do at Toynbee Hall. I’ve been volunteering at Toynbee Hall for two years…
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Regeneration Photo Blog – Residents’ Quarters….

By Keith Greenough and Xia Lin Recently I visited the apartments on the upper floors of the old hall. These will be home for the new residential voluntary workers. Work is nearing completion with painting, carpeting and fitting out of kitchens and bathrooms almost there. It is wonderful that the residential voluntary workers programme is…
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A New Adventure Everyday – My experience as a Heritage Volunteer at Toynbee Hall

By Henna Khanom, Heritage Volunteer As a lover of history, Toynbee Hall never fails to excite me. Working with Eleanor (Heritage Learning and Participation Manager) to digitalise Toynbee Hall’s extensive archive meant I could pore over record after record of Toynbee Hall’s associates. These date all the way back to the late 19th century and…
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Regeneration Photo Blog – The Picture Gallery

By Keith Greenough and Eleanor Sier. Today I met with Eleanor Sier, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager at Toynbee Hall. We took a tour of the new ‘Picture Gallery’ which is located between the old hall and the new extension at the rear. The gallery is a wonderfully light and airy space with glass paneling…
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Eleanor’s Heritage Blog Part 3 – A Toynbee Hall Valentines Special

*Photo taken during performance of Romeo and Juliet at Toynbee Hall in 1939, donated by Jack Miles By Eleanor Sier, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager at Toynbee Hall In this Valentines Day special edition of our Heritage Blog series, Eleanor Sier, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager at Toynbee Hall, shares some stories of romance and…
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