East Norfolk Lodge No. 5496
17th November 2014
- Royal Assembly Rooms,
- Albert Square,
- Great Yarmouth,
- NR30 3JH
W.M: Neil C.T. Boags, 18 Paston Road, Goreston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR31 7AU
Tel: 01493 243135 (Home) 07990 526994 (Mobile)
Secretary: P.R. Munford, 1 Symonds Avenue, Ormesby St Margaret, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3PN
Tel: 01493 731985 (Home) 07414 468881 (Mobile)
Almoner: Malcolm G. Rose, Bridge House, Burgh Road, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9EQ
Tel: 01493 663537
Next Master: Christopher N. Schei, Manse House, North Road, Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, NR29 4LN
Tel: 01493 733136(Home) 07785 960957(Mobile)
IN THE BEGINNING
At a meeting of their General Purpose Committee on the 3rd December 1932, the Brethren of the Lodge of Friendship No 100 discussed the possibility of forming a new Lodge in the town. As a result of this meeting invitations were forwarded to the Masters of United Friends Lodge no 313 and Albert Lodge no 4320 to discuss the pros and cons of the proposal.
Unfortunately it hasn’t been possible to trace any details of these preliminary discussions but they must have taken place during the next fifteen months for on the 26th March 1934 a subcommittee, appointed for the purpose, held the first of a series of meetings to discuss the formation and details of the new Lodge; the suggested name was that of Sir Raymond BOILEAU, the Provincial Grand Master of the day.
Approval of the name was sought from Grand Lodge but as a result of further discussion at that level BOILEAU was dropped in favour of another suggestion put forward by the subcommittee and so was born EAST NORFOLK LODGE.
The Lodge celebrated its 75th year in 2009 and produced a booklet entitled 1934 – 2009 “The First 75 Years”.
A copy of this booklet is given to every new candidate on his initiation into the Lodge and explains in greater detail how the Lodge has progressed into what it is today.
As of August 2016 the Lodge had 95 subscribing Members and 6 Honorary Members making it one of the largest membership Lodges in the Norfolk Province.
Membership is open to men of any race or faith who can fulfil the essential qualifications of a belief in a Supreme Being, who are of good repute, and wish to be involved in charitable work.
If you are interested in joining EAST NORFOLK LODGE but not sure how to start, please contact the Secretary (details above) and he will be happy to guide and help in any way he can.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS FROM A PAST GRAND LODGE LIAISON OFFICER
“One of the most pleasing aspects I experienced when appointed to the Grand Lodge was to be selected as Liaison Officer to East Norfolk Lodge No 5496.My apprehension, on being appointed to the best attended Lodge in Norfolk, was soon overcome by the friendly reception I received from all the Brethren I met and the genuine welcome I experienced from everyone, which was second to none. I feel quite at home in the company of all your members and really do look forward to the first Thursday of each month as I always enjoy the companionship and fellowship of the evening”
W.Bro R.C Clarke P.A.G.D.C