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Montgomeryshire Oddfellows' Lodges

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/SOC/30

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Records from Montgomeryshire Oddfellows' Lodges

Short Title: Montgomeryshire Oddfellows' Lodges

Creation date(s): 1847-1994

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 12 boxes

Name of creator(s): The Oddfellows - various lodges in Montgomeryshire

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Oddfellows is one of the largest and oldest friendly societies currently operating in the UK. Evolving from the medieval Trade Guilds, the Oddfellows began in the City of London in the late 17th and early 18th centuries and established local groups across England and Wales. In 1810 the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows was formed by a number of local social groups joining together. As the idea caught on, more and more groups started up around the country, generally meeting in pubs and church halls and now many Branches own their own meeting place or Oddfellows hall. Today the Oddfellows is a social and care organisation.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Minute books, resolution books, contribution books, receipt and payment books, rule books, tables of contributions and benefits and inititation declaration books from Montgomery, Churchstoke, Dulas, Waterloo, Rheidol, Dovey, Ark of Friendship, Cambrian, Bechan, Village Pride, Progress and Perseverance, Idris, Prince of Powys, Loyal Miners Pride and Dolgellau Lodges, 1847-1994

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Chronological, in series

Conditions governing access: Powys Archive Office restrictions, relating to data protection, apply

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Not yet catalogued

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records retained

Accruals: Are possible

Archival history: Stored in the Oddfellows Hall in Montgomery

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposit by The Oddfellows

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Anna Page, Assistant Archivist at Powys County Archive Office. Sources used: www.oddfellows.co.uk

Rules or conventions: This description follows guidelines provided by UWA Department of Information Studies, based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2007


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Friendly societies | Wales | Archives
Friendly societies | Wales | Ceredigion
Friendly societies | Wales | Gwynedd
Friendly societies | Wales | Powys

Personal names

Corporate names
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Ark of Friendship Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Bechan Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Cambrian Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Churchstoke Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Dolgellau Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Dovey Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Dulas Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Idris Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Loyal Miners Pride Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Montgomery Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Prince of Powys Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Progress and Perseverance Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Rheidol Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Village Pride Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Waterloo Lodge

Places
Cardiganshire (Wales)
Merioneth (Wales)
Montgomeryshire (Wales)

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