Whitechapel - Toynbee Hall Flower show

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This photo shows Henrietta Barnett as the first flower show put on in the quadrangle of Toynbee Hall. Also present to the left is Mr Robinson, head of Balliol House, an Oxford College from whom Toynbee Hall drew many of its students. 

Photograph, HGSAT133
Whitechapel - Toynbee Hall Flower show
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​Toynbee Hall, Whitechapel, was set up by Samuel and Henrietta Barnett in 1884 as part of their efforts for social reform. It housed university students and working men together to break down social barriers and for future leaders to be raised with poverty face to face. 

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Born in 1856 Henrietta Barnett founded the Hampstead Garden Suburb in 1906 as an area to the north of London with affordable housing and green spaces so the working clas did not have to live in the slums she experienced in Whitechapel. 
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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. 

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These are a series of photos from the Archive Trust which display the area we all now know as Hampstead Garden Suburb, before it was ever built.