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Ref: 4640

Cheshire, Walgherton Female Friendly Dividend Society Instituted 1833, John Twemlow of Hatherton Patron, oval bronze medal, scarce

 

 

Obv: arms of the Twemlow family of Cheshire, JOHN TWEMLOW ESQ. OF HATHERTON around

 

Rev: WALGHERTON FEMALE FRIENDLY DIVIDEND SOCIETY around, INSTITUTED JULY 23RD 1833 in field

 

Condition: almost extremely fine, pierced at 12 o’clock; Diameter: 35x44mm

 

References: DW 195/747 (listed as Very Rare [RR]; Withers 2159

 

Notes: The Twemlow family were an established Cheshire family from the Nantwich area, who took an interest in the wellbeing of the less fortunate. John Twemlow (born 1796) was a surgeon. Friendly Societies were the principal method through which the poorer classes in society at this time could insure against sickness and funerary expenses. It is rare to find one specifically for women.

 

Price £150

Cheshire, Walgherton Female Friendly Society, John Twemlow medal 1833
Cheshire, Walgherton Female Friendly Society, John Twemlow medal 1833

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