Tubby Clayton

Tubby Clayton

In the church of All Hallows by The Tower is an effigy of Phillip Byard Clayton, better known as Tubby Clayton. He was Vicar of All Hallows from 1922 to 1962.

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His name appears again close by Tower Hill underground station at 43 Coopers Row where a blue plaque marks the house as Tubby’s home when he was Vicar at the church.

Well known in the Tower Hill area, Tubby was also known by many people internationally as founder of TOC H. This was an organisation that grew out of what originally was a house used as a place of respite for battlefront soldiers during World War I.

Situated just across the French border into Belgium, Talbot House was set up by Tubby. Open to officers and men alike, Talbot House became a sanctuary away from the front line.

For more information, see Tubby Clayton and TOC H.