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Boundless East End Tours

In 1865 The Christian Mission, which became The Salvation Army in 1878, was founded in the East End of London. A lot has changed in Whitechapel since then, but this guide will help you find some of the important locations associated with The Salvation Army in earliest years.

Print your copy of the Boundless East End Tours Map! Fully registered delegates will receive a Boundless East End Tours map in their delegate bag.

Exhibition and Conference: Poverty in the East End Past and Present

29 June 2015, 6.30pm, Idea Store Whitechapel

6.30pm – 7.00pm: Official opening and viewing of the exhibition on 4th Floor (light refreshments and music).

7.00pm – 8.30pm: Poverty in the East End – Past and Present. Confirmed speakers: The Salvation Army (Lt Col Alexander Morrice in conversation with Captain Nick Coke), Whitechapel Mission (CEO Tony Miller), Providence Row (CEO Pam Orchard), QVSR (CEO Alexander Campbell), Muslim Aid (Nafisah Karah), and Toynebee Hall (CEO Graham Fisher).

William Booth’s East End Local History Workshop

30 June 2015, 2.30pm, Tower Hamlets Local History Library

A rare chance to explore unique historical materials that chart the development of William Booth’s Salvation Army in London’s East End. Take a closer look at newspaper clippings, historical maps, photographs and archive material that shed light on the widespread deprivation and housing problems that led to the founding of this pioneering organisation.

‘Blood on the Flag’ – Challenges to the Salvation Army in the 19th Century

30 June 2015, 6.30pm, Idea Store Whitechapel

Major Nigel Bovey, Editor of The War Cry and author of Blood on the Flag, presents an account of the Salvation Army’s fight for survival against the Skeleton Army.

The Match Factory

3 July 2015, 3.30pm, Bryant and May Match Factory

You are invited to join us at the historic Bryant and May Match Factory, for an event exploring power, politics and grassroots Salvation Army justice-seeking as part of the Boundless Congress celebrations on 3 July 2015.

It will include the launch of a brand new resource by Captain Nick Coke and Lieutenant John Clifton – Just Corps: local congregations transforming their neighbourhoods – published by the Centre for Theology and Community.

Archives Film Event

4 July 2015, 2.30pm, Idea Store Whitechapel

John Anscombe (Salvation Army) will be presenting a number of short films from the past and present work of The Salvation Army in East London.

Archives Film Event

9 July 2015, 6.00pm, Tower Hamlets Local History Library

Tony Fletcher, film historian, will be presenting a number of short films from the historic work of The Salvation Army in East London, Britain and internationally, including film of India.


29 June – 5 July 2015, Idea Store Whitechapel

6 – 13 July 2015, Tower Hamlets Local History Library

Public access during opening hours

Afternoon Tea at Poplar Corps 

29 June –  3 July 2015, 12 noon – 5.00pm

Poplar Corps, the oldest Salvation Army corps in the world, will be serving English afternoon teas in their newly refurbished Heritage Lounge for the duration of the week of the international congress! The Heritage Lounge will be open for tea, coffee, scones and cakes. For more information please contact Majors David and Meishel Brown at

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