Flag carrying belt (baldrock); Unknown; Unknown; CR1986.043.4
Flag carrying belt (baldrock)About this object
Tan leather belt with brass cup to hod the staff of a flag or banner. The cup has the British coat of arms on the front and is attached to to the belt with a brass fitting. The belt is designed to be worn around the neck and is adjustable. It was used to carry the banner of the Order of Oddfellows.
The Independent Order of Oddfellows Manchester Unity Friendly Society Limited, also called the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows; trading as The Oddfellows, is a fraternal order founded in Manchester in 1810. Some of its lodges claim histories dating back to the 18th century. These various organisations were set up to protect and care for their members and communities at a time when there was no welfare state or National Health Service. The aim was and still is to provide help to members and communities when they need it. The friendly societies are non-profit mutual organisations owned by their members. All income is passed back to the members in the form of services and benefits.
British Coat of ArmsMeasurements
Strap L 1680mm xW 37mm
Cup H 65mm x Dia 40mm
From the Collection of the Cromwell MuseumObject Type