Toynbee Hall during WWI

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Toynbee Hall during WWI

The First World War was a time of great upheaval at Toynbee Hall. As numbersRead More

The First World War was a time of great upheaval at Toynbee Hall. As numbers of residents dwindled it was decided that the settlement would temporarily move to Poplar. During this time Toynbee Hall’s buildings were used as a recruitment and educational centre for the war effort. This image shows Toynbee Hall in use as a production centre for leather goods – army cadets would make their own artillery belts and learn basic leather skills before going to the war.