Group    From 1830  To 1965

Society for Improving the Conditions of the Labouring Classes

Categories: Social Welfare

Group

Founded as the Labourer's Friend Society by Lord Shaftesbury intending to improve working class conditions. It was keen on the provision of allotments. 1844 it changed its name to the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes.Incorporated by Royal Charter 1850. In 1959, the company became the 1830 Housing Society, which was taken over in 1965 by the Peabody Trust.

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Society for Improving the Conditions of the Labouring Classes

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Nottingham House

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Marylebone Association for Improving the Dwellings of the Industrious Classes

Marylebone Association for Improving the Dwellings of the Industrious Classes

Incorporated by royal charter in 1854, possibly on 7th April. Still operating in 1928.

Group, Philanthropy, Property, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Vicereine of India and director of emergency relief services. Born Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley at 32 Bruton Street. A leading member of London society, she married Lord Louis Mountbatten in 1922....

Person, Politics & Administration, Social Welfare, Borneo, India

1 memorial
Amnesty International

Amnesty International

London-based international organisation focused on human rights. Its mission statement refers specifically to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in London by labour lawyer Peter Be...

Group, Peace, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Jim Gaffney

Jim Gaffney

Spent his life helping vulnerable children.

Person, Children, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Columbia Market

Columbia Market

In 1852, the area Novia Scotia Gardens being a notorious slum, Angela Burdett-Coutts bought it with the intention of developing healthy accommodation for the poor and a market for their use. Howeve...

Event, Food & Drink, Property, Social Welfare

2 memorials