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Edenside Lodge No.6569 Order: Craft Masonry

Meeting at: Masonic Hall, Nr. Nestles, Dalston, Cumbria CA5 7NH

Secretary: Andrew Butcher

 

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News & Events for Edenside Lodge No.6569
Wednesday, 21st March 2018
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Installation Edenside Lodge No 6569

On Wednesday 21 March 2018, Bro Michael Divers was installed as Worshipful Master of Edenside Lodge No 6569, which was attended by some 40 brethren.

 The installing master for the evening was Eric Baty (junior) W Bro Keith Robinson PAGDC represented the PGM. 

 

Pictured L to R: W Bro Eric Baty (junior) W Bro Keith Robinson PAGDC, Bro Michael Divers.

 


Submitted on 23rd April 2018 by John Coulton

History and Information

Edenside Lodge was constituted on 14 April 1948 and was the last of three lodges in Carlisle founded immediately after the Second World War. 18 Members of Union Lodge 310 were instrumental in doing this with 2 from Bective and a brother from a Newcastle Lodge. 7 names were selected to appear on the Warrant presented at consecration, conducted by the R.W.
Provincial Grand Master the Rev. Canon S.P.L. Curwen. Union Lodge were helpful in lending regalia and equipment in those difficult early years after the War.

There were so many applications for membership, the lodge had to close the List in August in the first year and only opened it after the backlog was cleared. Membership remained steadily over 100 for many years and through the 80's and 90's.

The original Lodge Banner was designed by W. Bro G.H. Hamblin of Bective Lodge but replaced in 1983 thanks to a legacy from W. Bro G. Howson. The current banner's Latin text (Ambulemus In Luce) is translated as "Let us Walk in the Light".

In 1962 the Lodge received a letter from a brother W. Chorley in London asking if there were any objections to a new Lodge being named London Edenside and since 1978 there has been a regular annual exchange of visits with this Lodge, which continues to the present day.

For many years Edenside had a strong membership in Carlisle, and through the 80's and 90s, had a full programme of initiations and passed and raised two candidates at a time. Like other lodges, membership and applications for membership declined after 2000 and in 2011, the Lodge took the radical decision to leave 10 Portland Square and meet at Dalston Lodge's premises. This was naturally controversial but done with the best of intentions, to attempt to secure the survival of the Lodge and hopefully see membership grow. The move to Dalston has been considered to be successful and we are pleased to be part of the new Group.

Dalston Lodge have been extremely helpful to us and we hope this is a mutually beneficial move.


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