Eileen, her father and Attlee

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Eileen, her father and Attlee

Eileen is a weekly visitor to Toynbee Hall’s Wellbeing Centre. She is holding a pictureRead More

Eileen is a weekly visitor to Toynbee Hall’s Wellbeing Centre. She is holding a picture from 1905 showing Clement Attlee’s boys club at Toynbee Hall. When Eileen was shown this picture by our archivist she recognised the little boy on the far Left on the front row as her father. She also has a letter written by Attlee to her mother on the occasion of her father’s death. Eileen has lived the east end for her entire life, as have her children and grandchildren.