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Page three of the Western Mail & South Wales News, Thursday 28 March 1940, which includes an obituary for Cardiff solicitor Mr Frederick Decourcy Hamilton (1856-1940). It discusses his involvement with the Coal Exchange in Mount Stuart Square, the High Street and Duke Street Arcades and housing for workers in Cardiff and Barry. After marrying Geraldine Hodgson, “they were united in various works of Christian and social benevolence”. These included the work of the Queen Victoria Jubilee Nurses (now known as QNI) in Cardiff, the Charity Organisation Society, the local branch of the NSPCC, Hamadryad Hospital, the Navvy Mission Society, and the efforts of the Salvation Army.

The Charity Organisation Society was founded in 1869 in London to help and encourage self-respecting families who were struggling to keep themselves from destitution, and to organise and coordinate charities.
Source:, accessed 20/2/17.

From 1930 to 1978, the Slum work and later the Goodwill work of the Salvation Army was assisted by members of the Goodwill League, a voluntary auxiliary service established by Hugh Redwood, author of 'God in the Slums'.
Source:, accessed 20/2/17.

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