Local Building Societies

This Foldout collects the entries for some of the local Building Societies


General Points

These were originally small clubs – typically with around 30 members – who paid a regular subscription to raise funds to build club houses. A ballot decided which member should receive the funds, and the society was wound up when all the members had built their house.

In 1926, the Courier recorded that Halifax had 13 societies with around 22,000 members

Building Societies

© Malcolm Bull 2020
Revised 07:49 /20th February 2020 / mmb1843 / 4550

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