The Friendly Society Home which stands next to Elliott House was built in 1897 and the foundation stone was laid by J Passmore Edwards. As in the case of Elliott House it was J Passmore Edwards who provided the finance for the home to be built. The building was replaced in 1985.
The foundation stone of the original building is, unfortunately, in a bad state and is set into the patio floor of the new building. You can however make out the words:
This stone was laid on Saturday November 6th 1897 by
J Passmore Edwards
by whose generosity the building was erected
This letter, signed by J Passmore Edwards, speaks of providing a home of around 50 beds at a cost of not less than £6000. He then refers to the use of the building by Friendly Societies.
A picture of the original Friendly Home