Toynbee Hall during the Blitz

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Toynbee Hall during the Blitz

As war broke out for the second time Toynbee Hall could not escape the nightlyRead More

As war broke out for the second time Toynbee Hall could not escape the nightly air assults on the City of London. On October 21st, 1940, Toynbee Hall was hit directly by German bombs, killing two. In March 1941 a bomb narrowly missed the building, instead destroying the adjacent school. Then, on May 10th 1941, Toynbee was hit once again. The library, warden’s lodge and archives as well as several bedrooms were all destroyed. Because of this, today’s archive is missing many
early documents.