Restoration L111

Who are we?

Restoration Lodge No 111 was Consecrated in 1761 has almost 262 years of history and is one of the oldest Lodges in the Province of Durham. Today we are a forward thinking strong lodge with over 40 members, many are ex forces and enjoy both the ritual and social side of Freemasonry.

What we do

Restoration Lodge members pride themselves in being a close knit group of forward thinking Masons with a common goal, to meet with like-minded people who enjoy each other’s company, whilst trying to make a difference to others and the local community.

Why join us?

As the oldest Lodge in Darlington, we are steeped in history, but have a wide cross section of members who believe in living life to the full, working hard but spend time helping others whilst having fun in the process. Our aim is always with charity in mind, always up for the challenge, the bigger the better.

When we meet

Last Thursday Jan to May, Sep to Dec.

Fees

Joining fee: £30  if already a Freemason.

Lodge subscriptions: £250 including dining.

Typical dining fee: £15

Contact

facilities at Darlington Masonic Hall

Address

Upper Archer St, Darlington DL3 6LS.

Hall information

Directions Google Maps Hall ///warns.smiles.liability Additional information

Lodges that meet here

Parking: 

Ample car parking in adjacent ‘pay and display’ public facility. Free after 6pm and to ‘blue badge’ holders.

Approach: 

Somewhat unobtrusive ‘slip road’ entry off dual carriageway near town’s “Bondgate” roundabout becoming a one-way system to and from car park.

Entrance: 

Wide door, wheelchair accessible.

Emergency: 

Illuminated emergency exits on all floors. Diagrams of emergency escape routes are posted throughout the building and on the information TV. Smoke detectors are installed at the relevant points throughout the building.

We also have a defibrillator adjacent to the front door which is also accessible to the public.

Accessibility:

Close to Town Centre on its northern side, near commercial buildings and one of the Town’s (long stay) public car parks. Clearly signed as “Freemasons’ Hall” when seen from nearby dual carriageway. Wheelchair access at main entrance and at (rear) ‘service’ entrance by arrangement. Controlled entry via a somewhat unobtrusive ‘plain’ door with handrail and ramp.

Toilets: 

Accessible toilets.

Inside: 

Entrance ’lobby’ with access to ground floor facilities which include smart Lounge/bar, superb large dining room, cloakrooms and toilets (inc disabled). Lodge room seating 90 (approx) upstairs with extra chairs brought in when needed. Small ‘robing room’ for Grand Officers doubles as a local ‘museum.’ Attendance registration table immediately outside Lodge Room entrance.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Stairs with ‘half-landing’ and handrails and/or lift provide access to upper floor.

Local News For Restoration L111

Diamond Celebration at Trinity
Remembrance Sunday 12th November in 2023
Double Congratulations to Restoration
Athelstan Sign Armed Forces Covenant.
WBro George Anthony Currie PSGD, PAsstProvGM   1942 – 2023
St Hilda Lodge On Tour
Hugh de Pudsey celebrates 100 years | Durham Freemasons
ALF 999 | Durham Freemasons
Andrew’s Story | Durham Freemasons
Defibrillator support at Ventress Hall | Durham Freemasons
A Rare Double 50th | Durham Freemasons
Surprise Surprise !!! | Durham Freemasons