Aireborough Historical Society

1846 Order Of Free Gardeners Guiseley




Title
Order Of Free Gardeners
Date May 1846
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
X340
Comment

The Independent Order of Free Gardeners*

     The Guiseley branch of this Society held their seventh anniversary on Monday last at Mr Bateson's, the New Inn, Guiseley, where the members partook of an excellent dinner provided by the worthy host and they also went in procession to the Parish Church of Guiseley where full service was performed and an appropriate discourse was delivered by the Rev. J H F Kendall.

      The members afterwards passed a resolution to meet again and go in procession to the church on Whitsunday.

This highly favoured society consisting of 78 members, the greater part of whom are married, have had not one single death, either member or his wife since the society was formed.

 

Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling

 

Additional text by Christine Lovedale

   The Order of Free Gardeners* was a fraternal society founded in Scotland in the mid 1600s and later spread to England.

It was one of a great number of mutual benefit societies which existed to give members assistance when needed.

 

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