Membership register

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 KDF/1/1/2/13
  • Dates of Creation
      1847-1948
  • Physical Description
      1 large volume. Good condition.

Scope and Content

Membership register for the Ancient Order of Foresters and Knutsford District of Foresters. The volume has been filled out by hand, with each page divided into columns: name, trade, residing at, married on, age, wife's age, nominated, initiated, proposer, seconder, date of death (and occasionally cause of death) and date of wife's death. This is an extensive volume that appears to document every member of both the AOF and KDF. Inserted into the volume is a loose death certificate for a member's wife who died in 1949. From 1948 onwards, a red 'S' has been placed next to each member who signed the dissolution papers.

Newspaper clippings from April 1949 have been pasted into the last few pages of the volume that report the final £15,000 paid out to members as a result of the 'winding up'. Clippings are from the Advertiser, Daily Mail and Evening Standard. There is also a black and white photograph of Alan Dale pasted on the final page of the volume.