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Rechabites Sash

19th Century

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.