Picking up the pace

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Commonwealth Games medallist Mike Winch explains the history of Spencer Park Lodge and how it has managed to draw Olympic hopefuls like James Ellington into its fold At first glance, Spencer Park Lodge is indistinguishable…

Recruitment in the fast lane

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
With many lodges struggling to recruit and retain members, Mike Hailwood Lodge No. 9839, is gaining candidates fast, as one would expect from a masonic body named after a world champion motorcyclist and racing car driver. …

Still going strong

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
The Lodge of Rectitude, No. 335, has celebrated its bicentenary. The lodge by-laws state that membership is limited to 60, and as far as practicable be recruited equally from among lodges meeting in Wiltshire and…

initiative in Hinckley

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
In 1927, Hinckley Freemasons saw an opportunity to take masonry forward in the Midlands town and purchased land on which to erect a masonic hall. Now, the building has been refurbished. To finance this, members…

Jubilee flotilla on the Thames

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
A thousand boats gathered on the Thames on Sunday 3 June, in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee It was the largest flotilla in modern times with rowing boats, working boats and pleasure vessels of…

Boxing for charity

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
A successful sporting evening at Carlisle was organised by the Province of Cumberland and Westmorland, Kendal Amateur Boxing Club and Custodes Copiae Lodge of Provincial Grand Stewards The boxing spectacular, now in its second year,…

PENSIONERS TAKE A BIG JUMP

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Maurice King, from Diss in Norfolk, celebrated his 80th birthday with a parachute jump to raise money for the Norfolk 2016 Festival on behalf of The Freemasons’ Grand Charity His friend, Jim Carter, immediately signed…

Peking to Paris

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Herefordshire Freemason Kip Waisell and his wife Carmen are intrepid travellers for charity They began in 2005 when they drove two new 125cc scooters back from Almaty in Kazakhstan, raising £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Care.…

Support for Peace Hospice

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
With Freemasons donating almost £168,000 in recent years to the Peace Hospice at Watford, Hertfordshire and Middlesex masons were invited to a reception at the Royal Masonic School for Girls. The hospice has strong links…
Carrying the torch To coach a world champion is the pinnacle of the career of many coaches, but to achieve this twice takes a very special individual Since 2005, Monmouthshire Freemason Neil Smith has lifted…
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