The Lodge was consecrated on the 23rd December 1876 at the Lewisham Hotel Slaithwaite, by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master of West Yorkshire, W.Bro Thomas Wm. Tew. Meetings continued to be held here until 1880.
An interesting note here is that Clement Wood who was the landlord and later became a member, was the father of the late Haydn Wood, the composer of “Roses of Picardy” and other well-known songs. The foundation stone for the present Masonic Hall was laid on 1st October 1879. The first meeting in the new building was held on Wednesday 21st April 1880.