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From: "Pam Downes" <>
Subject: Re: Tiptree, Maypole Pub photo
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 00:24:01 +0100
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In the September 2004 issue of 'Practical Family History' magazine someone
has written with a query about the 'Order of Buffaloes'.
From the reply given, it seems that the official title is 'The Royal
Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes' or RAOB for short, and was formed in 1822.
Details of two websites are given
which is the international site
which is the RAOB Grand Lodge of England site.

Pam Downes
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Lawrence Greenall" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 10:04 PM
Subject: RE: Tiptree, Maypole Pub photo

> My grandad F H Greenall (born 1907 at Upshire) was a lifelong member of
> Grand Order of Water Buffaloes which indeed was/is? a similar sort of
> philanthropic setup to the Masons. I believe I even tried to track them
> a couple of decades ago, and found that they then held regular meetings in
> one of our local pubs, so maybe they're still wallowing about as strongly
> ever?
> Lawrence
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Audrey Walker [mailto:]...
> >
> > Earlier in the year we had some correspondence and you e-mailed
> > me copies of photos you had taken of the Heath also a printout
> > about Maypole Villas. The latter stated "Tiptree Buffaloes
> > who are thought to have been a sort of Masonic group possibly
> > also known as Oddfellows, met in the Maypole once a week on
> > Monday night.

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