Hartington represented at Derbyshire Lodge of Installed Masters

Our Tyler, flying the flag for Hartington Lodge, at Derbyshire Lodge of Installed Masters.

Having not been inside a Lodge room for a meeting, for about fifteen months, it made a refreshing change.

He did feel like the odd one out, being greeted by a sea of Grand Lodge and Provincial Grand Lodge Officers! At least, that was until, our three newly admitted members entered. One of which was wearing light blue, a Past Master hailing from Old Denstonian Lodge in our neighbouring Province of Staffordshire. Another joining member, was Staffordshire’s Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Very Worshipful Brother David Thomas.

We were treated to a tasty meal in The Grange Banqueting Suite afterwards and some great company.

It was a great evening for Derbyshire Freemasonry, but Derbyshire Lodge of Installed Masters in particular.

Nearly normal meetings resume at Hartington

Wednesday 2nd June saw Hartington Lodge, meet and conduct its first ceremony in a long time!

A Passing was carried out for Brother Marc Anthony. This was due to be a double, but due to unfortunate circumstances, we were only able to carry out a single on this occasion.

The Officers all did really well, a lot of them stepping into Offices that they’re not usually in.

Following the ceremony we had a meal, where yet again a number of future candidates were able to join us.

It was another great night for Derbyshire Freemasons, but Hartington Lodge in particular.

Brother Marc, accompanied by The Worshipful Master, Senior and Junior Wardens.

Hartington 1085 meet Cumberland 3858

Last Saturday, Cumberland Lodge headed North, from their home town of Luton, to come and sample some of Derbyshire and Staffordshire’s finest. That’s hills not people!

The idea was spear-headed by Bill Henderson, who organised the weekend and itinerary and is also our University Scheme representative for RG6

The two Lodges met at Ilam Hall, where we went on a little ramble, around the two counties. We took in Wetton, Thor’s Cave, the Manifold Valley and Beeston Tor.

We finished back at Ilam Youth Hostel for a sociable drink in the bar, before departing company.

An enjoyable day was had by all who attended, however our Worshipful Master, was a little achy after all the hills……I don’t think he realised what he was signing up for!