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Burial clubs – the unfriendly societies

Friendly Societies were popular in the 19th Century, and were regulated by law.  Audrey Collins reveals how, surprisingly, burial clubs, which offered a form of life insurance, didn’t always fall into this category. And they provided many incentives to commit fraud – and even murder!