Tyne Dock Lodge Receive Centenary Warrant
It was a great night at Tyne Dock Lodge No 4218 at the South Shields Hall when a Provincial Deputation visited them to celebrate over a century of freemasonry at South Shields.
VWBro Stephen William Walker, Deputy Provincial Grand Master in charge, was unable to be present due to Covid, but sent a warm message of congratulations to the lodge, and over 70 brethren were present to see Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W Bro Clinton Eliot Leeks OBE ,PAGStB present the newly installed Worshipful Master Paul Pollock with the Centenary Warrant.
The lodge had been unable to celebrate its centenary date in 2021 due to Covid- 19 restrictions, but brethren took full opportunity to mark the occasion of the lodge’s 101st anniversary with great enthusiasm!
The Deputation and the lodge were greatly entertained and informed by a presentation by Lodge Secretary Thomas Turner, of the lodge’s history stretching back to 1714.
Thomas proceeded with huge energy to describe the range of masonic characters who had led or helped shape the lodge in the past century. The Worshipful Master then presented Clinton with a very generous cheque for £4218 towards the coffers of Durham Benevolence, and all adjourned after photos to a fine banquet at the Festive Board, which among a blizzard of toasts included a beautiful rendition by several of the constabulary brethren of the lodge of “Tyne Dock Harmony”.
All in all, a fine South Shields evening!
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”