WEFOUNDThe Manchester Unity of Oddfellows Friendly Benefit Society (Classic Reprint)


Tel: 0161 214 4629
Fax: 0161 214 4628
Address: Oddfellows House, 184-186 Deansgate Manchester M3 3WB

Tour Route: Manchester Unity Building Arcade, the lifts and Melbourne’s first escalator, Level 1 Smile Solutions (Old Mezzanine Shopping Level), Level 12 Collins Street Orthodontics (Old Penthouse), Rooftop and External Tower, Level 11 Smile Central and the Boardroom.

Treat yourself, family or friends to a 1932 dining and tour experience including sparkling, breakfast and dessert at 1932 Cafe & Restaurant in Melbourne’s most renowned Art Deco building. Choose from a delicious set menu before embarking on a formal guided 1 hour tour of the Manchester Unity Building.

Treat yourself, family or friends to a 1932 dining and tour experience including sparkling, lunch and dessert at 1932 Cafe & Restaurant in Melbourne’s most renowned Art Deco building. Choose from a delicious set menu before embarking on a formal guided 1 hour tour of the Manchester Unity Building.

The Heritage is an exclusive development for those over 55, set in the leafy suburbs of Sydney's prestigious peninsula suburb of Hunters Hill. Located within walking distance to Hunters Hill village shops, The Heritage offers a relaxed yet elegant lifestyle for those looking for the very best. Residents enjoy independent retirement living, privacy and security with 24-hour on-call support.

The Heritage offers access to shared facilities such as a billiards room, library, outdoor BBQ area and elegant reception and dining rooms at the historic Mary MacKillop House, when entertaining family and friends.

Our caring village management and staff are there to provide you with support and assistance, so you can enjoy hassle-free living. The village bus is available for residents use, running trips twice a week to Gladesville shops and Ryde Aquatic Centre, as well as other activities out of the village.

 [The "Rise & Progress of the Manchester Unity" by Past Grand Master Robert Moffrey, was published 1904 by the Grand Master & Board of Directors of the Order, Printers John Heywood of Manchester - thanks to Ian Jones for the copy]

It may, however, tend to a clearer conception of the subject if a summary of the events those two authors narrate, as well as other facts which have come to the present writer’s knowledge, be given as a sort of preface to the later information which it is his desire to circulate. Following Burn, the mythical origin of Oddfellowship in the year of grace 55, during the reign of the detested Roman Emperor Nero, may be dismissed from the region of probability, and with it may go the fiction dear to lovers of antiquity that the name of "Oddfellows" was bestowed on members of the society by Titus Caesar. There is, nevertheless, a possible substratum of truth in these imaginings.

In his work on Roman Sepulchral Inscriptions , Mr. Kenrick adduces the following evidence of the existence of burial societies among the Romans from a monument found at Lanurium, a town anciently famed for the worship of Juno Sospita, about nineteen miles from Rome, on the Via Appia:-

Tel: 0161 214 4629
Fax: 0161 214 4628
Address: Oddfellows House, 184-186 Deansgate Manchester M3 3WB

Tour Route: Manchester Unity Building Arcade, the lifts and Melbourne’s first escalator, Level 1 Smile Solutions (Old Mezzanine Shopping Level), Level 12 Collins Street Orthodontics (Old Penthouse), Rooftop and External Tower, Level 11 Smile Central and the Boardroom.

Treat yourself, family or friends to a 1932 dining and tour experience including sparkling, breakfast and dessert at 1932 Cafe & Restaurant in Melbourne’s most renowned Art Deco building. Choose from a delicious set menu before embarking on a formal guided 1 hour tour of the Manchester Unity Building.

Treat yourself, family or friends to a 1932 dining and tour experience including sparkling, lunch and dessert at 1932 Cafe & Restaurant in Melbourne’s most renowned Art Deco building. Choose from a delicious set menu before embarking on a formal guided 1 hour tour of the Manchester Unity Building.

The Heritage is an exclusive development for those over 55, set in the leafy suburbs of Sydney's prestigious peninsula suburb of Hunters Hill. Located within walking distance to Hunters Hill village shops, The Heritage offers a relaxed yet elegant lifestyle for those looking for the very best. Residents enjoy independent retirement living, privacy and security with 24-hour on-call support.

The Heritage offers access to shared facilities such as a billiards room, library, outdoor BBQ area and elegant reception and dining rooms at the historic Mary MacKillop House, when entertaining family and friends.

Our caring village management and staff are there to provide you with support and assistance, so you can enjoy hassle-free living. The village bus is available for residents use, running trips twice a week to Gladesville shops and Ryde Aquatic Centre, as well as other activities out of the village.

 [The "Rise & Progress of the Manchester Unity" by Past Grand Master Robert Moffrey, was published 1904 by the Grand Master & Board of Directors of the Order, Printers John Heywood of Manchester - thanks to Ian Jones for the copy]

It may, however, tend to a clearer conception of the subject if a summary of the events those two authors narrate, as well as other facts which have come to the present writer’s knowledge, be given as a sort of preface to the later information which it is his desire to circulate. Following Burn, the mythical origin of Oddfellowship in the year of grace 55, during the reign of the detested Roman Emperor Nero, may be dismissed from the region of probability, and with it may go the fiction dear to lovers of antiquity that the name of "Oddfellows" was bestowed on members of the society by Titus Caesar. There is, nevertheless, a possible substratum of truth in these imaginings.

In his work on Roman Sepulchral Inscriptions , Mr. Kenrick adduces the following evidence of the existence of burial societies among the Romans from a monument found at Lanurium, a town anciently famed for the worship of Juno Sospita, about nineteen miles from Rome, on the Via Appia:-

The Manchester Unity International Order of Oddfellows in Victoria was founded on the 7th of December 1840 by eight men, including publisher Thomas Strode and Mayor of Melbourne Augustus Greeves. The 28,000 members took pride in tradition and their motto was ‘Friendship, Love and Truth.’

Originally the ground and mezzanine levels were home to 23 shops and seven kiosks and the building served as the headquarters to The Manchester Unity International Order of Oddfellows. On the 12th floor there was a rooftop garden café fitted with a fountain, pond and Japanese palms, and the basement served as a tea room and café. These days the building’s most visited tenants are Dr Kia Pajouhesh’s Smile Solutions which operates across 25 suites. Other tenants include Rob Mills Architects, Andronas Conservation Architects and several jewelers. The level 11 boardroom has been restored and is still in use and features the original table.

Tel: 0161 214 4629
Fax: 0161 214 4628
Address: Oddfellows House, 184-186 Deansgate Manchester M3 3WB

Tour Route: Manchester Unity Building Arcade, the lifts and Melbourne’s first escalator, Level 1 Smile Solutions (Old Mezzanine Shopping Level), Level 12 Collins Street Orthodontics (Old Penthouse), Rooftop and External Tower, Level 11 Smile Central and the Boardroom.

Treat yourself, family or friends to a 1932 dining and tour experience including sparkling, breakfast and dessert at 1932 Cafe & Restaurant in Melbourne’s most renowned Art Deco building. Choose from a delicious set menu before embarking on a formal guided 1 hour tour of the Manchester Unity Building.

Treat yourself, family or friends to a 1932 dining and tour experience including sparkling, lunch and dessert at 1932 Cafe & Restaurant in Melbourne’s most renowned Art Deco building. Choose from a delicious set menu before embarking on a formal guided 1 hour tour of the Manchester Unity Building.

Tel: 0161 214 4629
Fax: 0161 214 4628
Address: Oddfellows House, 184-186 Deansgate Manchester M3 3WB

Tour Route: Manchester Unity Building Arcade, the lifts and Melbourne’s first escalator, Level 1 Smile Solutions (Old Mezzanine Shopping Level), Level 12 Collins Street Orthodontics (Old Penthouse), Rooftop and External Tower, Level 11 Smile Central and the Boardroom.

Treat yourself, family or friends to a 1932 dining and tour experience including sparkling, breakfast and dessert at 1932 Cafe & Restaurant in Melbourne’s most renowned Art Deco building. Choose from a delicious set menu before embarking on a formal guided 1 hour tour of the Manchester Unity Building.

Treat yourself, family or friends to a 1932 dining and tour experience including sparkling, lunch and dessert at 1932 Cafe & Restaurant in Melbourne’s most renowned Art Deco building. Choose from a delicious set menu before embarking on a formal guided 1 hour tour of the Manchester Unity Building.

The Heritage is an exclusive development for those over 55, set in the leafy suburbs of Sydney's prestigious peninsula suburb of Hunters Hill. Located within walking distance to Hunters Hill village shops, The Heritage offers a relaxed yet elegant lifestyle for those looking for the very best. Residents enjoy independent retirement living, privacy and security with 24-hour on-call support.

The Heritage offers access to shared facilities such as a billiards room, library, outdoor BBQ area and elegant reception and dining rooms at the historic Mary MacKillop House, when entertaining family and friends.

Our caring village management and staff are there to provide you with support and assistance, so you can enjoy hassle-free living. The village bus is available for residents use, running trips twice a week to Gladesville shops and Ryde Aquatic Centre, as well as other activities out of the village.

Tel: 0161 214 4629
Fax: 0161 214 4628
Address: Oddfellows House, 184-186 Deansgate Manchester M3 3WB


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