Jewels of special Masonic interest are given to the Provincial Museum at Leicester

After W.Bro. James Noel Pitts, Howe and Charnwood Lodge No.1007, and Lodge of Science and Art, No.8429, died in June 2013 his family asked the Almoner of Howe and Charnwood, W.Bro. Ray Hardy, to dispose of his Masonic regalia and deal with some Masonic curios. W.Bro. Ray faithfully returned regalia to the lodges of which W.Bro. Jim … More Jewels of special Masonic interest are given to the Provincial Museum at Leicester

Lodge of Research hosts 2015 Prestonian Lecturer

At the meeting of the Lodge of Research No.2429, held on 25th January 2016 at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester, the lodge welcomed the Prestonian Lecturer for 2015, W.Bro. Roger Burt, who delivered his lecture, “Masonry, Migrants and Mariners in the 19th Century”. This lecture was a further development of his original lecture, ‘Wherever Dispersed: The Travelling Mason … More Lodge of Research hosts 2015 Prestonian Lecturer

Lodge of Research 2014-15 Transactions are published

The last year has been another good year for the Lodge of Research No.2429 which meets in Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester. Meetings have been well attended and the papers presented have had an emphasis on the Arts. All of these and other papers have been collated in the 2014-15 transactions which gives a wider exposure to the quality … More Lodge of Research 2014-15 Transactions are published

The mystery of the Leicester Masonic marble table is revealed at the Lodge of Research

The Lodge of Research No.2429, which meets at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester, was the scene for a unique event: the first time it had been addressed by a female researcher after their meeting on 23rd March 2015. The guest speaker was Maxine Gilhuys Notarbartolo from Florence. She was no stranger to Leicester having attended the 2014 Symposium … More The mystery of the Leicester Masonic marble table is revealed at the Lodge of Research

Lodge of Research receives a lecture and recital on the refurbished organ at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester

On 26th January 2015 the Lodge of Research No.2429, was treated to an oral and aural event when Bro. Carl Heslop, a young member of Highcross Lodge No.48355, gave a presentation on the history of the organ in the Holmes Lodge Room in Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester and its current versatility following the extensive restoration it underwent over … More Lodge of Research receives a lecture and recital on the refurbished organ at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester

Leicester’s Lodge of Research Installs distinguished Masonic historian as Master

Professor David Hughes was initiated into Freemasonry in the Earl of Sussex Lodge No.2201 in 1981, and became its Master in the Lodge`s year 1988/89, its 101st year of existence. He received his first Provincial Appointment as PPGStB in the Province of Sussex in 1996. In that year he became a Leicestershire and Rutland Mason on joining Rothley … More Leicester’s Lodge of Research Installs distinguished Masonic historian as Master

The memorial in Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester lists local members who served in the Great War

In the Holmes’ Lodge Room at Freemasons’ Hall, 80 London Road, Leicester on the north side stands a War memorial tablet which details the names of Brethren who served in the Great War (World War I 1914-1918) and the seven Leicestershire and Rutland Brethren who gave their lives in that conflict. Often the Brethren attending … More The memorial in Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester lists local members who served in the Great War

Lodge of Research Transactions 2013-14 are published

This last year has been a landmark in the Lodge’s history including the Symposium held in January 2014 to mark the 200 years of the United Grand Lodge of England and the March 2014 meeeting which celebrated the consecration of the Howe and Charnwood Lodge No.1007. The full list of papers in the Transactions are: Homes for Heroes by … More Lodge of Research Transactions 2013-14 are published

Symposium marking 200 years of UGLE

The Lodge of Research marked the 200th anniversary of the formation of the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) by organising a Symposium and dinner on the occasion of the regular meeting of the Lodge held on the 27th of January 2014. The day commenced with the arrival of many visitors both Masonic and Non-Masonic. … More Symposium marking 200 years of UGLE