Membership records

Scope and Content

The following items follow the same format as the earlier records such as KDF/1/1/2/13, and offer an insight into the occupations of members of the friendly societies. Notably, there is a shift from describing work as 'trade' to 'occupation', in all the records, suggesting that a professional approach to every day work was emerging. The forms are arranged chronologically within three subseries: Membership proposal forms (KDF/1/3/1), Membership registers (KDF/1/3/2), and Returns to the Registrar (KDF/1/3/3).