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500 people visit Toynbee Hall Community Day and Open House

Published: 22 Sep 2014


Over Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September we threw open the doors of Toynbee Hall for our annual Community Day and Open House weekend.  The day provided an opportunity for people to experience first-hand both the work that Toynbee Hall does and our 130 year old history.

On Saturday families, staff and trustees filled the grounds and participated in activities from face painting and t-shirt designing through to karoum and boccia. The high number of visitors enabled us to gather views on the regeneration of the Toynbee Hall estate and on the services that would benefit them, helping us to ensure that Toynbee Hall is meeting their needs now and in the future.

The weekend had a strong heritage focus as we showcased our 130 year old halls through London Open House 2014. Over 250 people came to view the halls and participate in our heritage tours and talks which delved into many of the prominent events and people from our history. All of the tours finished with film footage showing Amelia Earhart, the first women to fly solo across the Atlantic, coming to Toynbee Hall in 1928.