Rechabites

Rechabites
Title Rechabites
Date 1920s
Location Rawdon
Photo ID T33
Comment Outside the Baptist Church on Micklefield Lane, men and children who were Rechabites, the man on the left is Herman Firth.

Although the Rechabites were originally the Biblical descendants of Rechab, the name was adopted by the Independent Order of Rechabites in 1835.
An off-shoot of the Temperance Movement, they were a Friendly Society formed to practice abstinence from alcohol, also to provide insurance and savings schemes for their members.

See also: Temperance Hall / Rawdon Empire – Click Here.

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