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Woodborough’s Heritage

Woodborough, a Sherwood Forest Village, recorded in Domesday



Woodborough Male Friendly Society - Dissolution 1954



With the passing of the National Health Act in 1946 and continual development of the Welfare State meant that medical care and sickness benefits were provided by the State. Members felt the Society was no longer serving its former useful purpose and eventually decided to sell the land. The Society was dissolved on 8th March 1954 and its assets were divided amongst the 78 remaining members, according to the number of shares held.


The documents that follow outline the process of dissolution and the amount of share that each member received, note that there are no outgoing copy letters:


Notice for a Special General Meeting for 12th June 1953

Receipt of letter dated 21st October 1953

Instrument of Dissolution pages 1 to 4

Receipt of letter dated 21st December 1953


Undated details of land sales


Undated statement of Rents in respect of Lot 2


Schedule at 8th March 1954 of Members Shares’ at Dissolution pages 1 to 4


The Lowdham Lane plots

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