Historic Updates

On August 11, 2018 By

It’s always pleasing to hear from visitors to our website who find it both interesting and enlightening and take the time to get in touch. Some have even provided additional information for the biographies we have published on the website.

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Recently three members of Lodge Temperance along with friend Andy set off to Fort William to tackle Ben Nevis in a practice climb to help Bro Chris  prepare for his challenge in September to climb Kilimanjaro for Josie’s Dragonfly Trust.

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Elliott Brothers in Arms

On July 27, 2018 By

Brothers William and Joseph Elliott were both members of Lodge Temperance 2557. Younger brother William was the first to join in 1907 followed by Joseph the following year. Neither are mentioned in the Lodge WW1 Roll of Honour but the registers clearly show they served during the war.

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It’s been a while since we published a biography of one of our members who served in World War 1 and we are pleased to announce we have just published that of Robert Weatherston Cairns who enlisted with the army in 1916 and was assigned to the 85th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corp.

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Lest We Forget

On July 1, 2018 By

 

Take a look at our  WW1 Roll of Honour.

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A visit to CITO Lodge 9650

On July 1, 2018 By

Brethren of Lodge Temperance may remember something special when a first time visitor performed a piece of ritual during the initiation of Bro Steve Nelson.

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A nautical charity that operates regionally from Berwick to Hartlepool and provides invaluable support, both afloat and ashore at events such as the forthcoming Tall Ship’s Race in Sunderland has received a new boat to assist in training its members and helping the community.

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June 2018 Meeting

On June 18, 2018 By

Brethren, the WM Wbro Alan Bell and his officers request you attend the Lodge on Tuesday 19th at Byker Masonic Hall at 7.00 for our regular meeting.

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The Royal Wedding

On May 19, 2018 By

All the members of Lodge Temperance 2557 send congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the occasion of their marriage, and wish them a long and happy life together!

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New Provincial Grand Secretary

On May 16, 2018 By

Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland has just announce the appointment of Wbro Stuart Cairns as the new Provincial Grand Secretary who will take over from Wbro Brian Rudd in November.

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News from Bro Mark

On May 2, 2018 By

Our newest Master Mason, Bro Mark , shares his thoughts on Freemasonry, Lodge Temperance 2557 and the Widows Sons.

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Happy St George’s Day

On April 23, 2018 By

Happy St George’s Day everyone.

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April 2018 Meeting

On April 16, 2018 By

Brethren, the WM Wbro Alan Bell and his officers request you attend the Lodge on Tuesday 17th April at Byker Masonic Hall at 7.00 for our regular meeting.

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Bro Nicholson – revisited

On April 6, 2018 By

We can’t claim to have any noble or royal members in Lodge Temperance 2557 but we’ve had members from all other walks of life including Mayor’s, Ministers, butchers, miners, gardeners and have now discovered a cowboy!

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Egg cited at Easter.

On April 1, 2018 By

Thoughtful motorcycling freemasons in Northumberland paid a surprise visit to a Cramlington care home to deliver bags full of Easter eggs.

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RAF Centenary

On April 1, 2018 By

On 1 April 1918, the RAF was formed, becoming a new branch of the British military. It was created by the merging of the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps, ending an old rivalry. Three or our members were there at it’s formation.

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Born to be mild

On March 29, 2018 By

The roar of motorcycle engines could be heard across the region as the gentlemen of the road undertook an important “secret” mission for Easter.

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#OnThisDay LCpl Joseph Glass

On March 22, 2018 By

Bro Joseph Glass was a Freemason and member of Lodge Temperance 2557 when his life was cut short in the final year of the First World War at the battle of Arras on the 22nd March 1918.

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