On 27th November the first formal General Meeting was held in the Freemason’s Tavern. There, the Architects Benevolent Society was founded
We recorded our first four cases: a widow with four children, a professional gentleman, a widow and five children and an architect ‘now in the evening of his life, a paralytic attack having entirely disabled him from exercise of his pencil.’
We celebrated our 50th anniversary having supported over 50 individuals and families.
ABS helped to form the ‘Architects War Committee’ which issued a special appeal for contributions for the relief of members of the profession in distress.
ABS formed a joint committee and unemployment fund for those facing distress as a result of the worldwide depression.
We recorded 102 cases of support and celebrated our 100th anniversary at the Dorchester, London.
A system of local representatives throughout the country was inaugurated
Her Royal Highness, The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon became the Patron of the Society.
His Royal Highness, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester was appointed Patron of the Society.
We launched our housing advice partnership with Shelter.
We launched our mental health support partnership with Anxiety UK.
We celebrate our 170th anniversary.