The Oddfellows, 1810-2010

200 Years of Making Friends and Helping People

Daniel Weinbren

On 10 October 1810, 27 men came together to form the Independent Order of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity. It was to be the beginning of an organization which for the last 200 years has appealed to the best in people, treated them as capable of exercising responsibility, and empowered them to face the challenges of life.
Date Published :
September 2012
Publisher :
Carnegie Publishing
Contributor(s) :
The Oddfellows
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781859362075

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$38.95

Overview
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On 10 October 1810, 27 men came together to form the Independent Order of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity. It was to be the beginning of an organization which for the last 200 years has appealed to the best in people, treated them as capable of exercising responsibility, and empowered them to face the challenges of life. All the principles and practices of Oddfellowship developed from these core values, which still characterize the Society today. The story of the last two centuries, including many dramatic changes, is chronicled in this well-researched, readable and lively history, lavishly illustrated with many wonderful photographs, documents and commemorative memorabilia. And, as befits a Society which values its members so highly, there are also contributions from present-day Oddfellows, whose memories and recollections have been passed down through families over generations. This wonderful book vividly portrays the life of the Oddfellows since its birth and is certain to fascinate all current Society members, for whom it will be a treasured keepsake. It is also, however, a valuable and interesting resource for historians, those connected with the study of friendly societies, and anyone interested in British social history.

About The Author
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Dr Daniel Weinbren has taught history at several universities and currently teaches both European history and local history at The Open University. He has published widely on Freemasons, friendly societies and trade unions, and has carried out extensive research into the social impact of the First World War. His many publications include The Open University: A History and The Oddfellows 1810-2010 and, with Simon Fowler, Now the War Is Over: Britain 1919-1920. He contributed a chapter on ‘Freemasonry and Friendly Societies’ to the Handbook on Contemporary Freemasonry.

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