Alcoholics Anonymous’ First Overseas General Service Board

The Year

1956

October 28th

Alcoholics Anonymous’ First Overseas General Service Board

  The quick growth of Alcoholics Anonymous in Great Britain and Ireland makes apparent the need for a separate General Service Board. After seeking guidance from G.S.O. New York, representatives from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland meet in London on October 28, 1956. They resolve to establish a Board of Trustees based on the U.S. model, to be known as the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous in Great Britain & Ireland, Ltd. The first G.S.B. outside the U.S., housed in London’s Fruit Exchange (below), will begin operations in 1957.

London Fruit Exchange Building
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