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Open day at Colne Valley Lodge – Huge success

Have you ever wondered about Freemasonry?

Find out about Freemasonry in the Colne Valley

On Saturday the 18th May 2019, Freemasons lodges in the Huddersfield area including the Colne Valley Masonic Lodge  opened their doors to the public

 

This was  a unique opportunity to see inside Lodge rooms and talk to Freemasons.

  • What is Freemasonry?
  • How do they help the Community?
  • What inspires men to become Freemasons?
  • Do they really have Secrets?

Gentlemen, Partners and Families were all welcome  and refreshments provided

Colne Valley Masonic Lodge
Britannia Road
Slaithwaite
Huddersfield
HD7 5HF

If you would like more information about the Open Day event, please contact our event organiser.
Brian Farrand
Open Lodge Event Organiser
Email:  organiser.opendoor@gmail.com

The photo shows W. B Geoff Haigh (oldest member of Colne Valley Lodge) presenting the cheque to Paul Webley (secretary of the friends of the The Peter Brook Centre), the other people to the outside are Andrew Coulson (Charity Steward of Colne Valley Lodge) and Alan Marchington (Treasurer of the Friends of The Peter Brook Centre).

Masons’ £500 donation for The Peter Brook Centre

Colne Valley Lodge managed to gain a Minor Grant for The Peter Brook Centre.

Peter Brook was a teacher at Colne Valley High School who died whilst climbing in the Alps in the early 70’s. Colne Valley High School then purchased a cottage in North Wales in 1974 through the fundraising efforts of pupils, staff and the people of the Colne Valley to commemorate Peter Brook. Within a year the lovely cottage was up and running allowing the school to take groups of children to North Wales. The cottage is situated close to the Snowdonia National Park.

Over recent years the centre has suffered a lack of use and lack of funding to remain viable. The Peter Brook Centre was owned in trust for the benefit of pupils of the school and young people of the Colne Valley. Sadly the original Trustees had to shut down the centre 3 years ago due to Health and Safety issues and unfortunately had no will to raise the money to refurbish or run the centre.

Then four ex teachers of Colne Valley High School formed the Friends of The Peter Brook Centre and became trustees for the centre on 23rd March 2018 and are now started the renovation process. They needed to raise a minimum of £20,000 pounds for the repairs, but the goodwill of ex pupils, staff and parents means that most of the labour will be given freely.

Many of the ex-pupils who have their own construction companies or are local tradesman with the skills to help in the refurbishment.

The minor grant gained by the Colne Valley Lodge of £500 pounds was going to assist in the upgrade of the kitchen.

The photo shows W. B Geoff Haigh (oldest member of Colne Valley Lodge) presenting the cheque to Paul Webley (secretary of the friends of the The Peter Brook Centre), the other people to the outside are Andrew Coulson (Charity Steward of Colne Valley Lodge) and Alan Marchington (Treasurer of the Friends of The Peter Brook Centre).

Booklet

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Masons’ £1000 donation for Slaithwaite Cricket and Bowling Club

Slaithwaite’s new-look changing rooms took another step nearer completion, helped by a £1000 donation from the Freemasons Colne Valley Lodge from the Provincial Grand Masters Fund.

The project has been managed by joint club president James Garside of Garside Developments and work began at Hill Top back in May, when the first excavations were dug.

Bob Shaw, who is he charity steward of the Freemasons Colne Valley Lodge hands over the cheque to Slaithwaite’s joint president, James Garside watched by club members Steve Mitchell, James Kaye, Matthew Dalton and Chris Payne along with junior members from the club.

Masons’ £500 donation for Leymoor Cricket Club

Masons' £500 donation for Leymoor Cricket Club

A Huddersfield cricket club has been given a helping hand.

Leymoor Cricket Club has taken delivery of a new mower, to help maintain their field in Golcar.

The club has been fundraising and were also helped by a £500 donation from Freemasons in the Colne Valley.

Charity Steward of the Colne Valley Masonic Lodge, Robert Shaw and Graham Coulson of the lodge presented the cheque to club members.

Robert Shaw (front) and Graham Coulson of the lodge (back second left) hand over the £500 cheque which went towards a lawn mower to Leymooor chairman Richard Walkden (right) along with club members (from left) Brian Chappell, Colin Johnson, Spencer Platt, Graham Parr, Justin Cockroft and Joshua Wood.

Masons’ £500 donation for Marsden Junior Band

Masons' £500 donation for Marsden Junior Band

Members of Marsden Junior Band are celebrating a cash boost

Colne Valley Masonic Lodge presented them with £500 to buy new instruments with cash from the West Riding Masonic Charities Provincial Grand Master’s Fund.

Robert Shaw, the lodge’s charity steward is seen presenting the cheque to band secretary Christine Martindale.

Looking on are (from left) Naomi Hemingway, Rachel Hemingway, conductor Brian Boothroyd, Annabel Pugh, David Snooks, of the lodge and Charlotte Pugh.

Mr Shaw said “it is a local band and with Colne Valley Lodge being in the same area we thought we would see what we could do.”

Masons’ £500 donation for Marsden Cricket and Bowling Club

Masons' £500 donation for Marsden Cricket and Bowling Club

Freemasons have presented £500 to Marsden Cricket and Bowling Club.

The donation, from the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund, will help buy new equipment for the club in Hemplow Marsden.

Shown (form the left) are : Colne Valley Lodge Chief Steward Robert Shaw, Steve Smith child welfare officer Marsden Cricket Club and Freemason Lodge member David Snooks.

Masons’ £1000 gift towards schools new library

Masons' £1000 gift towards Golcar Junior, Infant and Nursery School new library

Robert Shaw (left), charity steward for Colne Valley Masonic Lodge 1645, presents a £1000 cheque to Nigel Miller (right), head teacher of Golcar Junior, Infant and Nursery School, with fellow lodge member and parent Andrew Taylor.

It came from the West Riding Masonic Charities Provincial Grand Masters Fund.

It will go towards the school’s Knowledge Tree Project to build a new library.

The school has already raised half of its £30,000 target, which it hopes to realise by Christmas.

Masons’ £1000 gift towards repairing scouts head quarters

Masons' £1000 gift towards repairing scouts head quarters

A scout head quarters which became the target of local vandals has been given a cash boost by Freemasons.

Kirkheaton Scouts and Guides appealed for help to repair damage caused to their Moorside Road base after vandals wrecked the roof and fencing around the property.

Scout leaders contacted the Colne Valley Lodge asking for help and were presented with £1000 at their last gathering.

Robert Shaw the lodge’s charity steward, said “I received a letter from the Scouts and Guides asking if the lodge could offer any money assistance because they had trouble with vandals and part of their roof of the building where they hold their meetings had been damaged.

“Also, fencing had been torn down by the vandals and they asked if there was anything we could do to help them.”

The lodge secured a £1000 grant from the West Riding Provisional Grand Master’s Fund, which they presented to the Scouts and Guides.

Mr Shaw added: “This fund is used to reward worthy groups who appeal for financial assistance.  In this case we were delighted to be able to offer assistance to what we think is a very worthy cause.”

Masons’ £500 gift towards new van for Kirkwood Hospice

Masons' £500 gift towards new van for Kirkwood Hospice

Huddersfield’s Hospice has been boosted by cash for a new van.

Colne Valley Masonic Lodge presented Kirkwood Hospice Dalton, with  £500 to help buy a new delivery van for its shops across Kirklees.

Robert Shaw, the lodge’s charity steward, handed over the money, which came from the West Riding Masonic Charities Provincial Grand Master’s Fund.

He is pictured (right) giving he cheque to hospice retail co-coordinator Susan Marsden.

Brian Garside a hospice volunteer and lodge member is pictured next to her, with volunteer driver Roy Cawthron.