OTD 5 March 1822

The Society of Bookbinders in Edinburgh was formed in 1814, as a relief society for sick and unemployed members. On 5 March 1822 the name changed to the Union Society of Edinburgh Journeyman Bookbinders. The Society continued for 50 years, remaining independent of the Bookbinders Consolidated Union until September 1872 when the two organisations amalgamated to form the local branch of the Bookbinders and Machine Rulers Consolidated Union.