Oddfellows purple sash; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR1986.055.2


Oddfellows purple sash

About this object

Oddfellows purple sash with red edging and gold tassel at ends. The sash is made of a coarse satin fabric and embossed with a design featuring wreaths of roses. On the front of the sash is the Manchester Unity symbol, woven in silk. It features the all-seeing eye, coat of arms and other symbols of the Order. "Independent Order of Odd Fellows Manchester Unity"
The Independent Order of Oddfellows Manchester Unity Friendly Society Limited, also called the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows; trading as The Oddfellows, is a fraternal order founded in Manchester in 1810. Some of its lodges claim histories dating back to the 18th century. These various organisations were set up to protect and care for their members and communities at a time when there was no welfare state or National Health Service. The aim was and still is to provide help to members and communities when they need it. The friendly societies are non-profit mutual organisations owned by their members. All income is passed back to the members in the form of services and benefits.


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Inscription and Marks

"Independent Order of Odd Fellows Manchester Unity"


L 2540mm x W 150mm

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Clothing & accessories

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Ceremonial regalia

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