Ancient Order of Foresters

The Ancient Order of Foresters which today trades as Foresters Friendly Society was established in 1834, although our origins lie in a much older society called the Royal Foresters, formed around 1745 … their first members came to recognise they had a duty to assist their fellow men who fell into need “as they walked through the forests of life” … this ‘need’ arose principally when a breadwinner fell ill, could not work and received no wages. Illness and death left families financially distressed and often destitute … addressing this need has been the main purpose of Foresters Friendly Society throughout its long history … members recognised that by paying a few pence a week into a common fund, they would be able to offer sick pay and funeral grants when needed … see this wikipedia article for more details of the society in England

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The remainder of this page is an accumulation of individual Foresters jewels …

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