Record

CodeNA10194
Dates1834-
Person NameAncient Order of Foresters Friendly Society Court 'Bush Aboon Traquair'; 1834-; branch of the society
Epithetbranch of the society
ActivityThe origins of the Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society are unclear, but the first known dated reference to a meeting is at Knaresborough, Yorkshire, in October 1745. The society was established in its current form in 1834 as a means of raising funds to help its members through periods of hardship. The head office is now in Southampton and there are currently 360 'courts' or branches nationwide. These courts are organised into 9 geographical Districts. The Foresters are also represented in the Caribbean, West Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands.The Society provides a range of insurance and savings schemes, as well as the perhaps more commonly known social aspects of its meetings and its charitable works. The Society also supports two convalescent homes and provides grants towards the costs of education of its members children. 'Bush Aboon Traquair' court No 5791 belongs to the Dalkeith District of the Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society.
Corporate NameAncient Order of Foresters Friendly Society Court 'Bush Aboon Traquair'
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