Records of Skipsea Benevolent Friendly Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This small collection contains the Rules of the Society, Minutes (incomplete) for 1864-1930, Records of individuals' contributions, along with payments made to members. A large amount of the material present concerns the winding up of the Society in 1973-1974. U DX294/5 includes detailed minutes concerning the legal arrangements for the dissolution of the Society, and a bundle of correspondence [U DX294/15] provides further details on this.

Administrative / Biographical History

Skipsea Benevolent Friendly Society, also called the Poor Man's Friendly Society, was formed in 1865-1866. It met monthly at the Board Inn, and held an annual feast day in the village. The Society was wound up in 1973-1974.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated by Stanley Gibson, via Dr David Neave, 28 October 1991