Vale of Clwyd Branch, Ancient Order of Foresters, friendly society, records of

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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 is a Friendly Society made up of affiliated branches, one of which was set up in the Vale of Clwyd, Denbighshire, by 1865. The Ancient Order of Foresters provided mutual financial support, including insurance and savings support for its members.

Scope and content: Records of the Ancient Order of Foresters, Vale of Clwyd Branch, 1865-1951, including subscription account book, 1865-1913; annual statements of accounts, 1904-1905, 1951; and branch rules amendments, 1904.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. It is advisable to book in advance, for details and opening hours see http://archives.denbighshire.gov.uk/visit-us/. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Denbighshire Archive Service will advise where this is the case.