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  • Mahatma Gandhi was associated with Kingsley Hall over a number of years.

In particular, he stayed at Kingsley Hall, Bow, London when he was attending the Roundtable Conference in 1931

In the  English sequence (black and white) in Richard Attenborough's film about Gandhi, you can see Gandhi outside Kingsley Hall, Bow. The policeman in the scene was his bodyguard, Bill's Uncle Walter Fuller (seen below with his mother)

 

The Gandhi Foundation has an office at Kingsley Hall, Bow

Gandhi In The East End 15/06/2007

 

Bill Saville met Gandhi when he was 11, and wrote a short essay about him which was syndicated in newspapers across India. (below)

 

Kingsley Hall, Bow photographed by Bill Saville in the 1990's is in Powis Road, Bow, E3

The building  is Grade II listed [IoE 206183], Pioneer East End community centre founded by peace campaigners Muriel and Doris Lester. Design included main hall also used for worship and five rooftop cells for community volunteers. Links with Gandhi, George Lansbury, R D Laing's Philadelphia Association 1965-1970. Set for Attenborough's Gandhi 1983.

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Kingsley Hall, Bow photographed in the 1990's
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The roof garden where he spent time in prayer The plaque recording Gandhi's stay there in 1931
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The spinning wheel he used,  here on display KH Bow Nov 29, 2008  

 

Bill's Essay about meeting with Gandhi which was published across India . This is a copy as it was recorded in the book: "The Nation's Voice" by C Rajagopalachar and J C Kumarappa published AHMEDABAD, 1932     Bill's Essay about meeting with Gandhi  
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Bill's essay which was published across India . This is a copy as it was recorded in the book: "The Nation's Voice" by C Rajagopalachar and J C Kumarappa published AHMEDABAD, 1932  
GANDHI_AND_MOUNT0.GIF (96656 bytes) Gandhi with Earl & Lady Mountbatten
 
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