The Workers' Circle Friendly Society was founded in London in 1909, its founders were Socialists including many ex-Bundists. In its heyday there were about 3,000 members paying 2s. 6d per week for which they got 30 shillings a week when sick, £5 towards cost of seeing specialist and grant to buy false teeth and glasses. At first they rented room in Brick Lane but in 1922 Circle House in Great Alie Street was opened - it had a library and hall heir Brick Lane premises were above Weinberg's printers.
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