Independent Order of the Rechabites Salford Unity sash.
The independent Order of the Rechabites was founded in a coffee house in Bolton Street, Salford in 1835 and was the first temperance friendly society.
“Temperance with thrift” was their objective and each member would sign a personal pledge of total abstinence from alcoholic liquor.
The order grew from its Salford origins to become a worldwide organisation with over a million members. The society took its name from a biblical tribe.