Independent Order of Rechabites, Cardiff, Photographs
Scope and Content
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
Donated by a private individual, June 2018
Other Finding Aids
A detailed catalogue is available
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives, with reference to the Healthy Investment website (www.healthyinvestment.co.uk/about-us/our-history/) viewed 28 Jun 2018
Conditions Governing Use
Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
The records were collected from a Cardiff building prior to its demolition in 1972
Accruals are not expected