On Thursday 18th October 2017 Worshipful Brothers Pete Clarke and Peter Fry, two intrepid members of St Philip’s Lodge 5580, braved the M42/M1 to venture to Tapton Hall, Sheffield to visit St Philip’s 7116. On arrival they were to find that they had been elected as Honorary Members in recognition of their long and frequent attendance.
It all started in the spring of 2002 when W Bro Pete Clarke realized that his forthcoming installation would coincide with the 400th meeting of his Lodge. He made contact with and visited the two other St Philip’s Lodges in the UK – St Philip 4221, Southend, and St Philip’s 7116, Sheffield, and extended an invitation to his installation in the October.
Both Lodges were delighted to accept, the rest, as they say is history. Members visit Southend at least once a year and Sheffield for most meetings, there are reciprocal visits both to Lodge and social events – particularly Ladies’ Evenings – much enjoyed by brethren and ladies alike.
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