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From: Gavin Bell <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] free gardeners (a postscript)
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 17:23:02 +0100
>The Free Gardeners a friendly society with Masonic connections.
>Do they still exist if so is it possible access records.
I was at Aberdeen City Archives today for my weekly indexing stint, and
asked if they had anything on the Free Gardeners. Their computer
brought up a planning application on behalf of "Don Lodge" of the Free
Gardeners to build some houses on Bank Street, Aberdeen, which rather
confirms my thought that they might have being using granite-and-mortar
as a home for their spare funds.
They also found a reference to a document which they themselves do not
hold, but which a former member of the Archives staff catalogued on
behalf of the Aberdeenshire Library and Information Service (ALIS).
This is a volume (contents not further specified) described as "British
Order of Ancient Free Gardeners' Friendly Society, Mormond Lodge,
Strichen (1899-1928)", which is held by ALIS at their Oldmeldrum
headquarters. The Archivist gave this document a Reference Number of
"STL/BOAF" but it may be known under a different label within ALIS.
I suspect that these sorts of fragments are all that you are likely to
find about the Free Gardeners.
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