Denbighshire Record Office
Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society
Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/DM/174
Title: Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society
Short title: Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society, Summerhill, records
Dates of creation: 1872-1978
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 21 items
Name of creator(s): Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society
Administrative and biographical history: The Royal Foresters was a friendly society originating in Yorkshire, c. 1813. The Ancient Order of Foresters was a breakaway group, formed in 1834. The Foresters are made up of affiliated branches and courts, one of which was Court Royal Standard No. 4495, Summerhill, Wrexham, Denbighshire, active from 1872 to 1978. Most branches were affiliated to Districts. The Ancient Order of Foresters is a friendly society, providing mutual financial support, insurance and savings support for its members; it is now known as Foresters Friendly Society.
Scope and content: Directories, reports and leaflets of the Ancient Order of Foresters, 1967-1970; Court Royal Standard No. 4495 records, 1872-1978, including minutes, 1939-1961, photographs, [c. 1880]-[c. 1900], ledger, 1872-1978, and registers, 1873-1970; and items relating to the Stockport District, 1958-1972.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Ancient Order of Foresters friendly society; Stockport District; Court Royal Standard No. 4495; additional deposit; and photographs.
Conditions governing access: Access to some documents within this collection may be restricted under Data Protection legislation. Please contact Denbighshire Record Office for further information.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Archival history: Item DD/DM/174/3 has been permanently withdrawn.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by L. S. P. Jones, Esq., Gwesyllt, 1976; J. J. Roberts, Ruthin, 1983; and H. S. Blackwell, Wrexham, 1994.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Ancient rder of Foresters Friendly Society; historyshelf.org (www.historyshelf.org/), viewed 30 April 2004; Foresters Friendly Society website (www.foresters.ws), viewed 30 April 2004.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: May 2004