Society for Improving the Conditions of the Labouring Classes
Group From 1830 To 1965
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.