Manchester Odd Fellows Mug early 19th century Circa 1810
An early 19th century Manchester Odd Fellows Mug.
Height 10.3cm or 4ins. Width (to handle} 13cm or 5.11ins. Depth 11cm or 4.33ins.
Weight 388g or 249.49dwt.
The Independant Order of Odd Fellows Manchester Unity was founded in 1810. These organisations were set up tp 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 help members and their families in times of need. Oddfellows can trace its roots back to the trade guilds of the 12th and 13th centuries.