Who are we?
Hudson lodge was established by warrant on 3rd February 1899. We currently have 27 members ranging from 30’s through to 80’s. Our members come from the local town and from as far South as Darlington and North almost to the Scottish Borders. We have members who are ex Armed Forces and also members who are active in the local Community in the Dales and also in other Towns. We pride ourselves on being friendly and welcoming, and are also pleased to be able to maintain our Hall and Building and offer this for hire to the local community.
What we do
We have maintained our lodge membership at a steady rate in the last 15+ years and in this time have seen new members join from the local area and further afield. The majority of members who join have remained in the Lodge for many years. We encourage members to become involved in Freemasonry at the level that they wish to engage and support members to achieve their best. In the social part of the lodge, we welcome visitors form near and far and have close ties with a Lodge in Sunderland who share visits with Annually.
Why join us?
Our aim in Hudson Lodge is to develop our social lives together as a group, and also to support the local community and Charitable causes.
We aim to do this by enjoying our time in Freemasonry and having fun while aiming for serious achievements. We encourage all those who are considering joining to come and visit us.
We have our own Car Park facility which we provide permit to the local Church (next Door) there is also on streetcar parking within walking distance.
Wherever you travel in from, the approach brings you through marvellous countryside views on the main Weardale Rd the A689.
Wide Doorways for main entrance and for disabled / fire escape entrance
Emergency exit on the ground floor with evacuation plan for upstairs when in use. Assembly within the main Car Park
Our main hall and dining area has disabled access and individual disabled toilet facilities. There is a secondary entrance with stepped access. We are just off the main street at the end of Church lane. The hall now has what we believe to be the first wood pellet Bio Fuel Heating system in Durham, and we are constantly seeking to upgrade and modernise.
Recently refurbished Ladies, Gents and Accessible Disabled toilets on the ground floor.
Entrance lobby leading to stairway and Through Bar Area to main hall / dining.
Our catering is provided by a local cook who provides excellent meals.
Our Bar serves an excellent range of wines, spirits and beers on draught, bottled or cans. We also find ourselves keeping up to date with many new low alcohol drinks from the main suppliers.
Stairs have 2 mid landings. Lift to first floor is in planning for the near future.