Series of photos, documents and objects from the Archive Trust that pre date the First World War, in the first seven years of the Suburb.
These photos represent Henrietta and Samuel Barnett's time in Whitechapel where he was the vicar of St Jude's. Without their experiences of the harsh poverty in the area they may not have been inspired to create the Hampstead Garden Suburb to help alleviate such cramped and poor conditions.
Samuel Barnett becomes a vicar of St Jude's Church and Vicarage in Whitechapel
Toynbee Hall was first built in Whitechapel by Samuel Barnett
Throughout the 1870s and 1880s, the couple focused on parish work and beautifying the church.
Toynbee Hall opens, allowing Oxbridge graduates to come and live in the East End of London