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CodeNA7492
Dates1811
Person NameSt Andrew's Free Lodge of Gardeners; 1811
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 provision 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.
Corporate NameSt Andrew's Free Lodge of Gardeners
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