Lodge attends Keighley Show

On Saturday 1st September members of the Royal Yorkshire Lodge attended the Keighley Show. The stand was shared with members of the Order of Women Freemasons. The stand was manned by the Worshipful Master WBro Neil Armitage and other members of the lodge. WBro Arimitage said the purpose of the stand was to “raise the…

Lodge hosts social event aboard Steam Train

On Saturday 28th April, members of the Royal Yorkshire Lodge hosted a social evening aboard the Haworth Haddock. This was a steam train operated by the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. The evening started at Oxenhope Station where the members and their partners boarded the train and travelled to Keighley. There, the members were severed…

Lodge Member Recieves 50 Year Certificate

In a ceromony on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 the Royal Yorkshire Lodge held a ceromony to celebrate 50 years membership of Worshipful Brother Leslie Allinson. The certificate was presented by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master Stuart Grantham, who described it as “an honour to be able to present such a certificate”. The meeting was made…

Bro Neil Armitage is Installed as Master

In a ceremony held on Tuesday 6th February 2018, the Royal Yorkshire Lodge No. 265 held its 230th installation meeting. At the meeting the Senior Warden Bro Neil Armitage was installed as Master. The ceremony was well attended by over 60 members of the Lodge and visitors including representatives from Royal Lancashire Lodge, which the…

Lodge members attend Rememberance Parade

On Sunday 12th November brethren of the Royal Yorkshire lodge along with members of the armed forces, youth organisations, civic dignatories and the people of Keighley participated in the annual service of rememberance. The service included a parade to Keighley Shared Church where a Service of Rememberance was held to honour those who had served…

The Lodge conducts a Ceromony of Raising

On the night of Tuesday 3rd October 2017, the Royal Yorkshire Lodge conducted a ceromony of Raising for Bro Gavin Douglas. Bro Douglas who has been with the lodge for over a year was finally raised in an excellent ceromony. A number of brethren assisted with the ceromony including the Senior Warden WBro Chris Wilcock…

The Lodge attends the Keighley Show

On Saturday 2nd September, the Royal Yorkshire lodge attended the Keighley Show. The show stand was attended my members of the lodge and had a large amount of interest from members of the public. The stand had informations about both the history of the lodge and about the craft more generally. The stand was an…

The Lodge recieves a talk on the history of Masonic Firing

On Tuesday 1st August the Royal Yorkshire Lodge recieved a talk from WBro Rodney Taylor on the history, usage and custom of masonic firing. The talk went into detail about how special glasses were used to give toasts by banging them on the table. He also described how clapping was used in many lodges as…

The Lodge presents a cheque to St Johns Ambulance

On Friday 28th July 2017, the Worshipful Master presented a cheque to representatives of the St Johns Ambulance Keighley Branch for the sum of £2,040. The Royal Yorkshire Lodge had supported an application for funding from the Provincial Grand Master’s fund which proved successful. The funds will be used by St Johns Ambulance to replace…

Lodge receives a lecture on heraldry & Masonry

On Tuesday 4th July, the Royal Yorkshire Lodge was given a lecture on the historic links between heraldry and freemasonry. The talk was given by Bro Peter Clarke who had developed an interest in heraldry over a number of years. The talk cover a number of aspects of prominent masonic heraldry, including how the coat…