Loyal "Stranger's Refuge" Lodge No. 675 of the Independent Order of Oddfellows (Manchester Unity)

The Loyal "Stranger's Refuge" Lodge (No. 675) is a lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows (Manchester Unity) formed in 1847.[1]

It met at the Grey Horse Inn, Chapel Hill, and later at the Albion Hotel on Buxton Road.


Around 50 members attended the annual dinner held on 5 June 1854 at the Grey Horse Inn. Noble Grand (N.G.) John Farrar occupied the chair, with John Rollinson as vice-chair. After an evening of entertainment, which included Past Provincial Grand Master (P.P.G.M.) Taylor's rendition of "My Grondfather Wor a Most Wonderful Mon", the meeting finished "at an early hour".[2]

The lodge is still in existence and now meets at Holmfirth:

Notes and References

  1. The lodge's number is recorded as 567 in List of the Lodges Composing the Independent Order of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity (1876).
  2. "Local Intelligence" in Huddersfield Chronicle (10/Jun/1854).