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Bangor University
Dubach Lodge Room Account Book

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS DLR

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Dubach Lodge Room Account Book

Short Title: Dubach Lodge Room Account Book

Creation date(s): 1881-1892

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 item

Name of creator(s): Dubach Lodge Room Members


Administrative/Biographical history: Dubach Lodge Room was a Friendly Society based in Ffestiniog, Merioneth. It is believed that Mr Lloyd George attended the meetings when he first became a solicitor in the area.
The idea of friendly societies goes back at least as far as the seventeenth century and grew as new towns and industries developed in the nineteenth century and people found it difficult to rely on village communities. At first, many societies were locally based and by the late 1800's there were about 27,000 registered Friendly Societies in small villages and large towns. The early meetings were often held as a social gathering when the subscriptions were paid with members contributing an amount regularly, providing payments to those who needed them, with the remainder being saved or invested.
With the introduction of state welfare provision, which the friendly societies helped run between 1911 and 1948, numbers were greatly reduced. They still exist today, albeit in a reinvented form as financial services providers. Further information is available from the Association of Friendly Societies


Scope and content/abstract: Account Book of Dubach Lodge Room, 1881-1892.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 5781

Language codes: wel


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mr J.W. Jones, Minffordd in May 1946.



Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, July 2003.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Friendly societies | Wales | Ffestiniog

Personal names

Corporate names
Dubach Lodge Room (Society)

Ffestiniog (Wales)

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