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Christian Aid’s first shop

Where today we find Chanel, between 1964 and 1970 we would have found the first Christian Aid shop. This was not, however, quite like the charity shops so familiar to us now.

Toynbee Hall

This Grade II listed arts and crafts building is still home to Toynbee Hall, one of the world’s first university settlements.

St Dunstan’s Lodge for blinded veterans

It was this building that gave its name to the charity set up in the 1915 to provide rehabilitation, training and lifelong support to those who lost their sight in war.

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Sir Ashton Lever’s Lost Museum

In the eighteenth century, Leicester House was transformed to a since-lost museum. Among its curiosities was a stuffed Hippopotamus and objects brought to Britain by the colonist Captain James Cook.