Celebrating 300 years
Queensland has been severely affected by flooding with an estimated 200,000 people suffering as a direct result of the floods Hundreds of homes and businesses have been evacuated and the State Treasurer has said that…
Former Grand Secretary Jim Daniel was recently made a Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Sheffield for his thesis, The 4th Earl of Carnarvon (1831-90) and Freemasonry in the British Empire. When in 1989…
Local Freemasons have presented the new charity – Isle of Wight Shopmobility – with a high-specification, four-wheel electric scooter for use by disabled people visiting Newport. Funding was provided by a £750 grant from The…

Is This a Record?

Sunday, 01 May 2011
Fellow Craft Norrie Millen had a rare raising in Benevolent Lodge, No. 303, which meets at Teignmouth in Devon, when the entire ceremony was conducted by Grand Officers in the absence of the Master, Don…
A meeting about business management led to David Carter being initiated into Meridian Lodge, No. 5060, Province of Cheshire, aged 18. David approached David Heathcote, manager of Stockport Masonic Guildhall, to interview him on business…

Back On Top

Sunday, 01 May 2011
In 1882, the Master of Loyal Berkshire Lodge of Hope No. 574, was Walter Wilson, who died in office aged 32 and was buried with full masonic honours, including a public procession, at Newbury. Walter…
Somerset masons have funded a 2005 diesel Renault Master with 12 seats, air conditioning and a wheelchair lift power∼operated via the back doors and will be available to local lodges to be used for the…

Make Headway

Sunday, 01 May 2011
Headway, a registered charity and the UK’s leading brain injury specialists with over 120 separate facilities nationwide, has received £1,000 from Herefordshire masons in their latest backing for the organisation. For the past 22 years,…
A project launched in 2008 culminated last December when Durham Provincial Grand Master Eric Heaviside presented The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) with the third of three Ground Response Vehicles to complement the services…

Journey’s End In Charity Walk

Wednesday, 01 December 2010
With charity in mind, London mason Mick Forsdick of Lodge of New Hope, No. 6370, took almost two months between May and July to complete a solo 630-mile walk along the south-west coastal path, raising…
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