Major publication has a feature article about Fraternal Druidry

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Druidic Dawn' efforts recognised in international magazine

 

Druidic Dawn is delighted to announce today that on the 24th of March; Your Family History magazine will publish an article about exploring Fraternal Druid history. Druidic Dawn was contacted by the editorial team who made a request about some information, which we more than happy to supply plus assist the team to develop the article to include crucial information that would be of interest to readers.

As the Fraternal Druid archives continue to gather more information on Druidic Dawn, the tens of thousands of readers from Your Family History magazine are encouraged to submit their information or contact Druidic Dawn at fraternaldruid@druidicdawn.org, and your more than welcome to contribute.

The Forum is always available to post questions and assist others.

The management team would like express our sincere gratitude to Barry Wilkes for suggesting, developing  and looking after the Fraternal Druidry Project. Inclusive of the community members who have contributed their time and resources to it. Their work is a credit to Druidic Dawn and the spirit of community – a resource of which we can all be very proud of.

 

 



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Hi Darbi Druid

 

Lovely to here from you. The sash belongs to a friendly society known as the united ancient order of druids. This spilt off from the original ancient order of druids (AOD) in about 1833. Both societies were a bit like freemasonry but guaranteed some benefits for members like sick pay and funeral benefits. The AOD was formed in London in 1781 and still exists today. Membership of the UAOD was strong in Australia and so emigrants from the UK could leave their Lodge here and immediately be entitled to membership and the financial benefits of the Australian Lodge when they arrived. I don’t know when Murray lodge was formed as my records only go up to about 1878 so it will be sometime between then and 1910. The druids still exist in Aus  and info on their history is at http://www.druidsaustralia.com.au/history_of_druids.htm. They might be able to help you more  The term ‘PA’ refers to a Past arch druid who was a past chairman of his Lodge. All the Lodge officers would have these collars.   If you have a look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/state_library_south_australia/4539032351/ you will see a picture of this Lodge of the UAOD with exactly those collars on!

 

 

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Hello Fraternal Druid,

My grand father left my mother a maroon sash. Which has ancient order of the
druid on one of the medallions. There is the letters P and A on it also. The
only thing I have found if correct is its possibly from Murry bridge druid
lodge
. In south australia. I will attatch some photos. I was just wondering if
you could shed some light on the history. And origin. Meaning. Anything you
could tell me about this sash and the lodge if possible. Or any info on where
to look myself.

Thank you.

darbi druid

 
   
   

 

 



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Hello Mrs long.

thnaks for getting in touch. Unfortunately I don't think that I can be  alot of help as my Lodge lists for the UAOD stop in 1878 and this Lodge seems to have been founded after this date.

The 'AD' inscription indicates that he was 'Arch-Druid'or the Chairman of that Lodge for a period ususlly between 3 months and a year depending on how often the Lodge met. He would have been awarded his jewel at the end of his term in Office. It is very likely that at some time he would hav ereceived money from the Order to give sickness and other costs. he may also have had a funeral paid for by the Druids

Have you any idea in which town the Lodge met?

I am sorry i can't be of more help but the records for the UAOD don't really exist to track down individual members easily. The order closed in the Uk in 1999 and some records of the national order - minute books etc are held in Wakefield. It may be that there would be some mention of your ancestory here but it would be a bit like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Best wishes

Barry

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Informaton Required

My family are trying to track down any information about our Great Grandfather, Mr E Poole. We have a medal of his from the UOAD dated 1903 inscribed to him as AD. Lodge N939.

Any information would be gratefully received.

Kind regards

Mrs J Long