Person NameAvonbridge New Hearse Society; 1842-1920s
ActivityThe Avonbridge New Hearse Society was formed in 1842 following the dissolution of its predecessor, the Ogleface Friendly Society, which was established in Avonbridge c1792. The main objectives of the Ogleface Friendly Society were to provide financial help to sick members and annuities to members’ widows. It also operated a burial scheme for members and a plot of land was acquired in Bridgend, Falkirk, to house the hearse. In 1837 it was decided to dissolve the Society, the remaining funds being divided amongst existing members. The Avonbridge New Hearse Society had the same objectives as its predecessor, and was in existence until the 1920s.
Corporate NameAvonbridge New Hearse Society
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