Ulverston Lodge No. 7872
The Ulverston Lodge meets at the Masonic Hall, Kings Road, Ulverston. Meetings being held at 19:30 on the third Monday of January, February, March, April (Installation at 16:30), May, September, October and November.
HISTORY OF THE LODGE
16th June 1962 – Formal application sent to the Provincial Grand Secretary.
Extracts from the letter;
Reasons why a new Lodge is desirable. Long waiting lists. E.G. Furness Lodge No 995 has 19 names waiting to be proposed (equivalent to nearly 6 years).
Initiation £31 and 10 shillings Joining Fee £12 and 12 shillings Re- Joining fee £2 and 2 shillings Annual subscription £4 and 4 shillings 29th July 1962 – Approved by the Provincial Grand Master.
2nd April 1963 Consecration Ceremony conducted by L. E. Rutherford, Provincial Grand Master followed by the Installation Ceremony of Albert Myers, Past Master.
Days Events 1.00pm – Lunch at the Sun Hotel, Ulverston 3.00pm – Consecration Ceremony 7.00pm – Festive Board at the Grand Hotel, Grange over Sands.
94 Brethren attended the Lodge, 23 Lodges were represented. 28 Founder Members (13 Brethren from the Mother Lodge of Furness No.995). Alms collected £20 10 shillings and 9 pence.
During the past 40 years The Ulverston Lodge has had 108 candidates and 25 Joining members.(as of January 2003).
ULVERSTON LODGE BANNER HISTORY
21st August 2000
The late Colin Dyer, Past Master, first mentioned the Banner in the Lodge Committee meeting. His wife Pauline had
offered to embroider the Banner in Cross-stitch. A past master was to produce the artwork and another past master supplied the Ulverston Town Crest on which the Lodge logo is based. A computer programme was to convert the drawn design to a Cross-stitch pattern. At a later date David Dryden, Past Master stated that he would like to donate £100 to the purchase of the materials for the Banner in memory of E. W. Jones, Past Master. The Lodge Committee agreed to place E. W. Jones’s name at the bottom of the Banner.
June 2001 – The Banner design was approved by Grand Lodge.
Pauline Dyer embroidered the first stitch at the end of the month. The rapid approval was probably due to the excellent and thorough work done by Harry Petty, Past Master and the Founding Committee in advance of the formation of the Lodge. Ulverston town council also approved the use of their Armorial Bearings.
October 2001 – Colin Dyer passed to the Grand Lodge Above
Unfortunately the driving force behind the Banner, Colin Dyer, died. Understandably, his wife, Pauline, had some difficulty in continuing with the project. She did resume the work again in early 2002 and completed it in the July. The Lodge Committee agreed that Colin Dyer’s name should be added to the bottom of the Banner.
January 20th 2003
Edward Peter Saunders presided as the Dedicating Officer and he was assisted by Provincial Officers of the Ulverston Lodge.
THE ARMORIAL BEARINGS