Independent Order of Rechabites, Cardiff, Photographs

Scope and Content

Group photographs

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rechabite Friendly Society was formed 1835 in Salford, England. The Society offered policies designed to provide its members with financial support in times of ill health or death. However the member would first have to sign 'the pledge' not to drink alcohol. The name Rechabite is taken from the Old Testament where in the Book of Jeremiah the sons of Rechab and their families were commanded to drink no wine.

The Order held an annual meeting known as a High Moveable Conference



Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Donated by a private individual, June 2018

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives, with reference to the Healthy Investment website ( viewed 28 Jun 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records were collected from a Cardiff building prior to its demolition in 1972


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