The Oddfellows again

Our other photograph of the Oddfellows features a large group of men and two banners.

The big banner reminds us that an important aspect of this friendly society’s commitment was to support the sick at a time before the National Health Service. The big banner has the words ‘was sick and ye visited’ above a picture of someone in a bed.

We have a list of some of the members delegated to visit sick people in the accounts book we have at the museum, which belonged to Alf Burgess, who lived in the building now housing the museum, and who was probably the society’s treasurer.

As well as the Oddfellows with their sashes, our photograph also includes a lot of bandsmen with their instruments.

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