Our Famous Northern Tenor

On October 26, 2018 By

Wow! Can’t believe the disparate occupation of members in our Lodge who served in World War 1. The latest is Bro Matthew Newton, a famous northern tenor and vocalist.

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2018 Installation

On October 23, 2018 By

Incredible evening at Lodge Temperance when our Senior Warden Bro Christopher Tait was installed as Worshipful master of Lodge Temperance 2557.

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October 2018 Installation Meeting

On October 10, 2018 By

Brethren, our next meeting is on Tuesday 16th October and the Worshipful Master asks you to attend the duties of the Lodge at the Masonic Temple, Corbridge Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne at 5.00.

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Not too late to donate!

On October 8, 2018 By

A heroic climb to the top to raise money for Josie’s Dragonfly Trust. If you haven’t donated do so now! Go to Bro Chris’s just giving page.

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The Butcher, The Baker …..

On October 8, 2018 By

The butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker! So says the old English nursery rhyme. We’ve had the butcher and now we’ve found a baker and maybe we’ll come across a candlestick maker in our research into the Lodge’s history. Read Bro Frederick William Embleton’s story.

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Bro Chris Hits the Top

On September 27, 2018 By

Feeling proud! Congratulations to Bro Chris on making it to the summit of Kilimanjaro. A heroic climb to the top to raise money for Josie’s Dragonfly Trust. If you haven’t donated do so now! Go to Bro Chris’s just giving page here.

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One of the region’s most innovative and unique outdoor learning spaces was opened recently thanks to a generous donation from the Freemasons following a vote where the public got to say which charity should benefit.

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Latest from Kilimanjaro

On September 26, 2018 By

This is the route that Bro Chris is taking on his journey to the top of Kilimanjaro it’s called the Machame route and is very scenic, providing hikers with incredible views and varying landscapes.

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Progress so far

On September 24, 2018 By

Bro Chris’s heroic effort so far

 


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Follow Bro Chris on Kilimanjaro

On September 23, 2018 By

Brother Chris Tait has started his wander up Kilimanjaro. Follow his progress . Good luck Brother. If you haven’t already made a donation please visit Bro Chris’s Just Giving page.

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2CC Music & Laughter Show

On September 7, 2018 By

Coming to the Tyne Theatre and Opera House in Newcastle on the afternoon of September 23rd 2018, it’s an event that brings together a group of fabulous acts for two superb causes – SSAFA and the Tyne Theatre itself.

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Classic Car & Bike Show

On August 13, 2018 By

The Widow’s Sons Classic Car & Bike Show is returning to Benton North Farm on Sunday 19th August 2018, 10am until 4pm!

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Trek of a lifetime

On August 12, 2018 By

Thanks to Wbro. Keith Newman of Lodge Temperance and HighlightsPR, Bro Dr Chris Tait gets a mention in the Sunday Sun. Excellent work for an amazing charity!

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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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