Harbour of Refuge Lodge of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity Friendly Society, Holyhead

Scope and Content

Minute book, 1879 - 1898; Initiation declarations, 1863 - 1877; Register of members and contributions, Juvenile branch, 1893 - 1910; Account book, 1894 - 1898.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Manchester Unity of the Indepedent Order of Oddfellows was founded in 1810; in the course of the 19th century it established local lodges over much of the United Kingdom and persuaded many existing lodges to join the Unity. It acted as a friendly society; members paid a subscription and in return received a range of benefits (sick pay, pension, and assistance to dependents). The Harbour of Refuge Lodge was based in Holyhead, Anglesey, and was active from 1863 to 1910.


Arranged into the following: minute book; initiation declarations; register; and account book.

Conditions Governing Access

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Adnau preifat / Private deposit.


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifau Ynys Môn ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Archifau Ynys Môn yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen./Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da /Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives, Harbour of Refuge Lodge of Oddfellows, Holyhead, papers; The Oddfellows website (www.oddfellows.co.uk), viewed 19 January 2004.

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.


Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected