Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/083
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: LIVERPOOL VICTORIA APPROVED SOCIETY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 15 production units.
Name of creator(s): Liverpool Victoria Approved Society
The first recorded meeting of the Liverpool Independent Legal Victoria Burial Society took place on 3 March 1843. From as early as 1845, the Society did not confine its activities to the city of Liverpool, and in 1845 collectors were established in Runcorn, Chester, Warrington, Ormskirk and Northwich. By 1863, its operations had extended to Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and in England as far north as Newcastle and as far west as Plymouth, with outposts in London.
Under the National Insurance Act of 1911 a system of compulsory health insurance for the working-class was established, to be administered by "approved societies". In 1912 the Liverpool Victoria Approved Society was constituted. By the end of that year it had over 350,000 members and later became one of the largest and most successful of the Approved Societies.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Liverpool Victoria Approved Society, including reports of annual meetings and liabilities account book.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Items arranged chronologically.
Conditions governing access:
Restricted access: please see staff.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Part of the records of the Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society, which were presented to Guildhall Library in 1998. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
CLC/B/147: records of the Liverpool Independent Legal Victoria Burial Society, later known as the Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: June to August 2010.