Founded in 1887

Wiltshire Friendly Society was founded in 1887 to provide income replacement insurance to working men and women, under the Holloway system.  The system was first described by George Holloway of Stroud who was a clothing manufacturer, social reforming justice of the peace and latterly the Member of Parliament for the town.


George Holloway founded the Mid-Gloucester Working Men’s Benefit Society (now The Original Holloway Friendly Society in Gloucester) which was the first of over 20 similar Friendly Societies, of which eight, including ourselves, remain active to this day.