Diocesan v Territorial Associations

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Tue Jul 17 17:11:09 BST 2007

Surely it was only natural in a period of Belfry Reform that a lot of
societies/Guilds/Associations territories should follow Diocesan
Boundaries, as my own Guild did (the SalisburyDiocesan Guild). Indeed in
many cases the Branch boundaries were also contiguous with Archdeaconry
or other sub-divisions of the Diocese. But in some instances other
geographical areas came into play, sometimes following local authority
boundaries, and sometimes covering areas of social interaction between
towers, or even in the case of the Railwaymans guild, company areas. Of
course as transport has improved, boundaries are crossed much more
frequently now, so the rationale of the old boundaries are not always

Phil Lucas


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