Reading Time: 2 minutes Warrant Officer Wayne Dixon a member of Caerlleon Lodge 4394 and nine others marched 100 miles dressed in World War One Army Clothing and Boots carrying webbing and a rifle through France between the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme to Passchedaele in four days to raise money for the charity “Combat Stress” in July 2017. … Read more
Reading Time: 2 minutes Northamptonshire & Huntingdonshire Lodge of Installed Masters has witnessed many special occasions and the Installation meeting which took place on Monday 24 October 2016 stands alongside those occasions. Our Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro Max Bayes, was installed into the Chair of King Solomon by W Bro Richard Bedells in an exemplary manner. The ceremony … Read more
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.
Reading Time: 2 minutes To mark the 150th Anniversary of the presentation of the first medals in 1856, the Library and Museum of Freemasonry had a exhibition about some holders of the Victoria Cross who were also Freemasons. The criterion for the award is simple – conspicuous valour in the presence of the enemy – but its winners have … Read more
Reading Time: 4 minutes Community spirit When considering a major celebration, we often focus on the nationwide events. Keith Gilbert, Coordinator of Tercentenary Planning, explains why local activities can mean so much more The major celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s recent 90th birthday are very important for national and individual pride – from the 900 horses and 1,500 participants in the private grounds … Read more