Record

CodeNA7360
Dates1785-
Person NameThistle Operative Lodge, Dundee; 1785-
ActivityFriendly societies were in existence in the 17th century but reached their peak in the 19th century. They were originally organisations that provided a mechanism for ordinary people to save or make provisions for infirmity, old age, death or burial and are mutual benefit societies owned by their members. They were encouraged by the Registration of Friendly Societies Act 1793 (33 Geo.III c 54). The Friendly Societies Act 1855 (18 & 19 Vict c 63) established the Register of Friendly Societies. Some friendly societies also acted as social clubs and organisations and included the Free Gardeners, Oddfellows and Shepherds' Friendly Society. The Thistle Operative Lodge was in Dundee and gained its charter on 7 February 1785.
Corporate NameThistle Operative Lodge, Dundee
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