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Oddfellows society records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DODD

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Oddfellows society records

Short Title: Oddfellows society records

Creation date(s): 1836-1949

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.24 cubic metres (61 volumes, 13 papers, 3 silk banners, 20 files, 1 booklet, and 2 bundles)

Name of creator(s): Servern Side lodge, Wick; St. Illtutus lodge, Llantwit Major; Viscount Cardiff lodge, Cardiff; Nash Point lodge; Loyal Quin lodge, St. Brides Major; Bute lodge, Llantrisant


Administrative/Biographical history: The Oddfellows society is a friendly society with branches across Britain. Officially set up in 1810 to protect and care for its members, at a time when there was no welfare state, trade unions or national health service. The aim then was to provide help to members when they needed it. Being a non-profit making society, the Oddfellows profits are passed back to its members in the form of benefits. The Oddfellows society provides access to Oddfellows Care Service, where a network of welfare officers/sick visitors provide face to face contact for those members who require support. The Oddfellows Care Service is provided in conjunction with the Citizens Advice Bureau.


Scope and content/abstract: Oddfellows society records comprising of minutes; accounts; contribution books; lists of expenditure; resolution books; letters.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by various private individuals on behalf of local Oddfellows societies, 1968-2003.



Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; (2006)

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006. Amended October 2006

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