Loyal "Stranger's Refuge" Lodge No. 74 of the National Independent Order of Oddfellows
The Loyal "Stranger's Refuge" Lodge (No. 74) was a lodge of the National Independent Order of Oddfellows formed in 1832 at Lockwood. Members regularly met at the Red Lion Inn.
The Chronicle reported that the lodge's 24th anniversary dinner took place Christmas Day 1856 at the Red Lion Inn, with Noted Grand (N.G.) William Taylor in the chair. Secretary Joseph Ellis reported that the total worth of the lodge was £694 15s. 11½d. and the net gain over the previous 12 months had been £65 4s. 10d.
140 members attended the dinner on Christmas Day 1857 at the Red Lion Inn, where N.G. John Hodson occupied the chair. Secretary Thomas Hoyle reported the net gain for the year was £67 16s., making the total £761 — an average of £5 3s. per member.
Notes and References
- "Local and District News" in Huddersfield Chronicle (03/Jan/1857).
- "Local and District News" in Huddersfield Chronicle (02/Jan/1858).