The Girls’ Friendly Society was formed in January 1875 by Mary Elizabeth Townsend and others. Unmarried girls were taught Christian values and lodges (houses) were set up for them to live in or to rest if they became ill.
Such a place was at Boyne Lodge, 22 Florence Road, Ealing, London. It was run by Gertrude Marye Barnard from about 1890 – 1947.
Did you have relatives who lived at this address? Have your family kept any photographs or letters about it?