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Kirkwall Oddfellows' Annual Ball
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Kirkwall Oddfellows' Annual Ball

Paul writes:
"Kirkwall Oddfellows' Annual Ball in the Town Hall, Christmas 1924. The Oddfellows were a fraternal and friendly society which offered its members fellowship and a certain amount of ritual combined with benefits such as health insurance. They largely died out after the NHS came in, but I believe they survive in a small way in parts of England. Of the four men in sashes in the middle near the front, the one on the left is my great-grandfather James Flett, while his daughter Ella is the woman in the head band kneeling on front of the third one along. At the back just to the left of the right-hand alcove, smiling and chatting to her neighbour, is Ina Hercus."

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Picture added on 14 September 2006
Comments:
What a lovely photo....it looks like all the ladies are wearing flapper girl type outfits, can anyone advise if this would be the right era. I have never heard of The Oddfellows before! Slightly Masonic with their Sashes!
Anonymous comment added on 14 September 2006
Click to View picture #1804 is a contemporary press report of this event
Added by Paul Sutherland on 19 October 2006
Ina Hercus would have still been Ina Hay in 1924
Added by Joey Tait on 25 July 2010
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