TitleHallamshire Accident Compensation Society, Sheffield
AdminHistoryDuring the 19th century friendly societies were virtually the only means open to most wage-earners to make provision for sickness and old age. The Hallamshire Accident Compensation Society was founded in 1897, a year after the Friendly Societies Act, which consolidated earlier legislation and provided for the optional registration of societies by which they obtained legal status.
Meetings of the Hallamshire Accident Compensation Society were originally held at the Spring Vale Hotel and later at the Foresters Hall in Trippet Lane, amongst other venues. The Society was wound up in 1984 due to falling membership members.

The collection also includes some records of Sheffield United Friendly Societies Council.
Date1897 - 1985
Extent32 items
AccessConditionsSome of the item in this collection may contain personal information about members which is closed to public inspection for 75 years under the Data Protection Act (exempt under section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act). Please refer to Sheffield Archives for advice on how to access the restricted items.
AcquisitionSourceThese items were donated to Sheffield Archives in March 1987.
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