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Hamlet of Van Lodge
The Masonic Province of South Wales
Warranted :10 June 1970
Consecrated : 25 November 1970
Meeting at the Masonic Hall, Caerphilly
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Hamlet of Van Summer news
Yes we are on our summer break but that does not mean we are resting. The Lodge has been invited to perform a First Degree ceremony in Bath in September. We will have to be well rehearsed to show off our ritual which although similar to the Bath working is also quite different. The differences being part of the enjoyment of visiting. The team will also have to mug up on a second degree ceremony which we will be performing on the following night, let us hope we don’t get them mixed up.
Our association with the Royal Albert Prince of Wales Lodge number 906 stretches back more than 40 years when two of the senior brethren met in London and invited each other to visit. Indeed when W.Bro. Jeff Roberts moved to the Bath area he became a joining member such is the affection we hold for each other’s Lodge.. We have on many occasions provided a volunteer candidate which enabled both Lodges to observe each other’s working.
The Bath temple, if you are ever in Bath is open to visitors, where you can see the impressive Temple the extensive museum and look out for some Hamlet of Van items. Also you will be able to look into the history of the building once being a church and a theatre. I will not elaborate any further here as there is far too much information
In June we welcomed a new member Marc Walker he was initiated by our Worshipful Master and the team. We know he enjoyed the ceremony and we look forward to his company in the future when we can get to know him better. He was invited to join the top table at the festive board which will be the last time on the top table until he gets to become the Lodge Worshipful Master.
THE BATH TEMPLE