Catalogue description Great Northern Railway Locomotive Friendly Society records

This record is held by Doncaster Archives

Details of DS/9
Reference: DS/9
Title: Great Northern Railway Locomotive Friendly Society records

This mutual insurance society for employees of the Great Northern Railway Company appears to have been established in 1850 to provide sickness and death benefits for its members. The society was based in Doncaster, where the railway company had its headquarters, and there were nine divisions based on Boston, Bradford, Colwick, Doncaster (two divisions), Grantham, Leeds, London and Peterborough. Falling membership led the society to seek voluntary dissolution in 1981. Minutes 1878-1981; rules 1912-1971; annual report and balance sheets 1887, 1896-1979; papers of the general secretary 1912-1981; accounts 1857-1981; membership and benefit records 1885-1980; register of deaths 1865-1981; Boston division 1902-1950 including an index of members, early 20th century; Bradford division minutes 1918-1957, indexes of members early 20th century and 1920s, accounts 1923-1967; Colwick division minutes 1936-1962, indexes of members 1900s to 1950s, accounts 1931-1971; Doncaster division minutes 1867-1981, indexes of members 1900s, 1966, accounts 1927-1981; Doncaster non-resident division accounts 1942-1956; Grantham division minutes 1917-1946, index of member 1900s, accounts 1911-1955; Leeds division minutes 1918-1950, membership 1870-1958, accounts 1933-1960; GNR Permanent Benefit Building Society ledger 1937-1981 and other records 1919-1945; other records 1897-1939

Date: 1867-1981
Held by: Doncaster Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Great Northern Railway Locomotive Friendly Society

Physical description: 45 boxes
Access conditions:

Unless otherwise stated, everything over 30 years old is available for inspection

  • Doncaster, South Yorkshire
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