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November 2016

In conjunction with friends from Janus Lodge members attended a Ladies weekend in Stratford on Avon . Excellent hotel and good company with over £1000 raised for charity over the three days involved .

Earlier in the month the Master of the Lodge had married and members attended a sparkling reception at Theobalds Park near Cheshunt in Hertfordshire . Many congratulations to Jack and Sandra who subsequently left for a honeymoon in Arizona , hopefully to exclude a visit to Yuma State Prison!

January 2016

Members attended a Burns Night Lodge meeting at Chingford organised by High Beach lodge. The haggis was  piped in the traditional way and served with a whisky tot after Burns' poem Ode to the Haggis was given .The festive board raised an excellent £800 for Charity among the 70 Freemasons who were present.

December 2015

Members and their partners attended a Ladies weekend at the Imperial Hotel Hythe.
£800 was raised for charity over the three days involved.

October 2015

Members and their partners also attended a 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration dinner hosted by the Lodge Secretary , John Mansfield, and his lady Lesley. A somewhat boozy time was had by all!

July 2015

Lodge members and their guests attended an excellent sunday lunch at the Chicester Hotel , Wickford , Essex .
Later in the month members attended two barbeques organised by Masonic friends .
Around £1500 was raised for charity between the three events .

January 2015

 A numbers of members attended a Burns Night Supper courtesy of High Beach Lodge . An excellent evening of Haggis , Bagpipes and Whisky with just under £1000 raised for charity.

November 2014

Members and partners attended a Ladies weekend at the Norton House Hotel in Winchester which had been organised by friends within Janus Lodge.. Substantial sums were raised for charity through a tombola held at the main banquet.

June 2014

Members and their guests enjoyed a most convivial Sunday lunch at Bartellas restaurant near Chelmsford.  £150 was raised for charity .

December 2013

In conjunction with Janus Lodge who had organised the event, members of Danehurst Lodge and their partners attended a most enjoyable ladies weekend at the Marriot Hotel, Huntingdon Cambridgeshire. Substantial funds were raised for Charity through  a tombola at the ball which was held on the Saturday evening.

Widows of Lodge members attended a “Broken Column “lunch at the Masonic Hall Chingford courtesy of Lodge members.


SOME FAMOUS FREEMASONS

                                                    
               The Square and Compasses is the internationally recognised sign of freemasons

Monarchs

King George IV (1762 - 1830)
King William IV (1765 - 1837)
King Edward VII (1841 - 1910)
King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972)
King George VI (1895 - 1952)

Presidents of the United States of America
George Washington
James Monroe
Andrew Jackson
James Polk
James Garfield
James Buchanan
Andrew Johnson
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
Howard Taft
Warren Harding
Franklin Roosevelt
Harry Truman
Gerald Ford

                                 
Mount Rushmore showing Masonic Presidents Washington and Roosevelt. President Lincoln had applied to join Tyrian Lodge in Springfield Illinois ,  but suspended his application with the outbreak of  the civil war and was assassinated before he could eventually join . There is also circumstantial evidence that President Jefferson was also a freemason since he is known to have attended a lodge meeting in Paris,  although no trace of his name has yet been found in masonic records in the USA . 

Statesmen
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
George Canning (1770 - 1827)
Lord Randolph Churchill (1849 - 1895)
Cecil Rhodes (1852 - 1903)
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Leopold S. Amery (1873 - 1955)

Religion
Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury (1887 - 1972)
Sir Israel Brodie . Chief Rabbi (1895 - 1979)

Scientists
Sir Joseph Banks (1744 - 1820)
Dr Edward Jenner (1749 - 1823)
Sir Alexander Fleming (1881 - 1955)
Sir Bernard Spilsbury (1877 - 1947)

Explorers
Sir Richard Burton (1821 - 1890)
Capt Robert Falcon Scott, RN (1868 - 1912)
Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874 - 1922)

Charity
Dr T. J. Barnardo (1845 - 1905)
1st Viscount Leverhulme (1851 - 1925)
Sir William "Billy" Butlin (1899 - 1980)

Actors
David Garrick (1717 - 1779)
Edmund Kean (1787 - 1833)
Sir Henry Irving (1838 - 1905 )
Sir Donald Wolfitt (1902 - 1968)
Peter Sellers (1925 - 1980)
Ernest Borgnine (1917 - 2012)

Writers
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
Edward Gibbon (1734 - 1794)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)
Robbie Burns (1759 - 1796)
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)
Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882)
Sir William S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)
Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Artists
Sir James Thornhill (1676 - 1734)
William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)
John Zoffany (1733 - 1810)
Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)

Music
Thomas Arne (1710 - 1778) Rule Britannia
Samuel Wesley (1766 - 1837)
Sir Henry Bishop (1786 - 1855) Home Sweet Home
Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842 - 1900)

Entertainers
Sir Harry Lauder
David Nixon
Cyril Fletcher
Geraldo
Nat Jackley
Alfred Marks
Jim Davidson
Edmundo Ross
Cyril Stapleton
Tommy Trinder
Jimmy Wheeler
Roger de Courcey

Sportsmen
Harold Abrahams
Jackie Milburn
Sir Donald Campbell
Malcolm Campbell
Sir Leonard Hutton
Jock Stein
Sir Alec Rose
Sir Clive Lloyd
Jim Peters
Sir Arthur Gold
Trevor Simpson
Len Shackleton
Joe Wade
Leslie Compton
Herbert Sutcliffe
Bill Bowes
Sir Thomas Lipton
William 'Jack' Dempsey
Arnold Palmer
Tony Allcock
Peter Ebdon
Mark Wildman
"Smokin' Joe" Frazier

Army
General Sir John Moore (1761 - 1809)
Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington KG (1769 - 1852)
Field Marshal The Earl Roberts of Kandahar VC, KG, KP (1832 - 1914)
Field Marshal The Earl Kitchener of Khartoum KG, KP (1850 - 1916)
Field Marshal Sir John French, 1st Earl of Ypres KP (1852 - 1925)
Field Marshal The Earl Haig KT (1861 - 1928)
General Sir Reginald Wingate Bt, GCB (1861 - 1953)
Field Marshal The Viscount Wolseley KP (1883 - 1913)
Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck GCB (1884 - 1981)
Field Marshal The Earl Alexander of Tunis KG (1891 - 1969)
Lieutenant-Colonel 'Paddy' Maine DSO*** (1915 - 1955)

Navy
Admiral Sir Sidney Smith KCB(1764 - 1840)
Admiral Lord Charles Beresford GCB, GCVO (1841 - 1919)
Admiral of the Fleet The Earl Jellicoe GCB, OM, GCVO (1859 - 1935)

Royal Air Force
Marshal of the Royal Air Force The Lord Newall GCB, OM, GCMG, CBE AM (1886 - 1963)
Squadron Leader Henry Melvin "Dinghy" Young DFC & Bar (1915 - 1943)
LATEST EVENTS
April 2017

Very special meeting held at which one of the members of the Lodge had reached a milestone of 50 years of membership

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February 2017

Installation meeting held at which the Master and Officers for 2017 were invested.

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November 2016

Regular meeting held with new mamber Initiated.

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October 2016

English Freemasons donated £50000 to the British Red Cross the day following the Haiti hurricane damage to assist in relief work.

October 2016

Regular meeting held with £170 raised for charity on the night.

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April 2016

Regular meeting held with £180 raised for charity on the night

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March 2016

It has just been confirmed that Freemasons in Essex donated in excess of £1m to local charities during 2015.

The United Grand Lodge of England have just donated £666500 to 17  national charities.

Full text available on Masonic Charitable Giving page

February 2016

Installation meeting held with new Master appointed for the year ahead . £257 raised for charity on the night
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January 2016

Members attend a Burns Night meeting at Chingford with £800 raised for Charity
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It has just been confirmed that Freemasons throughout Essex donated £71645 to local hospices during 2015 , £45000 to Alzheimer's research and £35000 for flood relief efforts in Cumbria.
Full text available on charity giving page.

December 2015

Widows of former Lodge members attended a "broken column" lunch at Chingford as guests of the Lodge. All widows were also sent a Christmas gift from the Lodge to reinforce that neither they, or their late husbands , are forgotten. This  gesture of remembrance is something many of the widows value far more than the gifts monetary value .

Ladies weekend held at The Imperial Hotel , Hythe Kent courtesy of Janus Lodge who were kind enough to organise the event. A total of £800 was raised for charity over the three days.
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November 2015

Regular meeting held but which 
was attended by The Assistant Provincial
 Grand Master for Essex . Passing ceremony conducted .
Brethren dined together afterwards with £205 raised for charity.

Cluster meeting held for all Lodges
meeting at Chingford with an
interesting talk given on the Vulcan
bomber.
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October 2015
 
Regular Lodge meeting held which welcomed a new member into the Danehurst family.Members and partners also attended a 40th Wedding anniversary Dinner hosted by the Lodge Secretary and his lady
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Summer 2015

Three summer social events held which raised significant sums for charity.
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April 2015

Unusual ceremony held during regular lodge meeting 
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February 2015

Installation of new Master of the Lodge was held .
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January 2015

Members attended a Burns Night Supper with significant funds raised for charity.
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November 2014

Regular meeting held 
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October 2014

The Assistant Provincial Grand Master for Essex attends the Lodge to witness the Initiation of a new member.
members also attend a combined Lodge meeting to hear a talk by the Curator of The Royal Artillery Museum on the history of the Victoria Cross.
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April 2014

Regular meeting held.
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February 2014

Lodge Secretary gives an informative talk on the origins of the City Of London Livery Companies
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January 2014

First Masters presentation jewel recovered by the Lodge secretary from an auction site in Australia.
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December 2013

Assistance given by the Lodge Master helps a local hospice to secure a grant of £50000. 
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November 2013

Lodge banner replaced after 50 years of service.
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October 2013

Master of the Lodge completes a walk along the Great Wall of China to raise funds for charity.
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All Masonic Lodges have a particular interest in the circumstances surrounding the building of King Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem about 5000 years ago, and the lives of the various historical characters and events from that time, as traditionally Freemasonry traces its routes to the Masons who worked on that building.Read more

Paul Woodward, our Master for 2013-14 was installed by his predecessor. Brethren enjoyed a most convivial festive board after the event and raised £250 for charity.
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