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The Cardiff Caledonian Society was founded in 1886 to provide a social outlet for Scottish residents in Cardiff as well as financial aid for Scottish people in Wales and Scotland. In a rule book of 1927 the objects of the Society are given as follows: 1) To promote social and friendly intercourse among Scotsmen resident in Cardiff and District, and, to assist the objects of the Society, an annual dinner with social gatherings shall be established institutions; 2) To aid deserving Scotsmen and their families who may stand in need of the influence and assistance of the Society; 3) To encourage educational schemes in Cardiff amongst persons of Scottish nationality. Its members would organise dinners and parties, such as the St. Andrew’s Night Dinner, Burns Night and Halloween Night, as well as dancing lessons, summer picnics and sports outings. These served to keep the culture of Scotland alive within Cardiff as well as to collect funds and donations which provide various aids to Scottish people of working class background around the UK.

The Invitation and ticket to the Halloween Party from 1931 serve as examples of social events organised by the Society for its Scottish members with the additional purpose of raising funds.

Glamorgan Archives, D677/5/5/3
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Ref: Glamorgan Archives, D677/5/5/3

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