Sure and Stedfast Lodge No 9326 bow out with Two Donations

Reading Time: 5 minutes The closure of Sure and Stedfast Lodge No 9326 was not the final act of this former Boy’s Brigade lodge at Liverpool. Renowned for their generosity of spirit across the years, the members on closure settled all bills, ensured a provision to lodge widows and contemplated where the residue would be best placed. It was agreed to make two pecuniary donations, the recipients chosen being Liverpool Masonic Hall and the Kindred Lodges Association.

Henry John Neville Vane, 11th Baron Barnard, Freemason and British Peer

Reading Time: 3 minutes Lord Barnard was initiated into Agricola Lodge in 1961 and became its Worshipful Master in 1968. He was appointed as Provincial Grand Master in December 1969 and installed in 1970, a position he held for 28 years, during which time, he performed his duties and responsibilities with impeccable distinction.

Guisborough Lodges help to fund commemorative bench to honour D-Day hero Stan Hollis VC

Reading Time: 3 minutes On Thursday 30 June 2016, Hollis family members, the Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland Council Barry Hunt, members of the Green Howards Regiment, the local community and Freemasons from Guisborough gathered at St Cuthbert’s Church, Ormesby for the unveiling of a commemorative bench to Company Sergeant Major Hollis, the only man to receive the Victoria Cross for his Operation Overlord heroics serving with the 6th Battalion on Gold beach, Normandy on 6 June 1944.

Kipling and the Craft

Reading Time: 91 minutes The need for this further essay was first made apparent to me when—in my capacity as Secretary of the Lodge and Editor of the Transactions—I began to receive inquiries from Brethren as far away as Vancouver and Singapore, asking for materials and information which might help them to complete their own papers on Kipling, and I found, to my surprise, that while our library contains a great deal of relevant material, there has never been a paper on Kipling in our Transactions.