Norman Lodge No.1334 in the Province of Co.Durham under UGLE

Gallery of Photographs


Norman Lodge Received the Provincial Grand Master accompanied by a Deputation of Provincial Officers on Wednesday 15th February 2023



Norman Lodge Installation Meeting Wednesday 18th January 2023


Norman Lodge Installation Meeting Wednesday 21st January 2015 (click on photograph below for link)

Norman Lodge Meeting Wednesday 19th February 2014 (click on photograph below for link)


Norman Lodge Installation Meeting Wednesday 15th January 2014 (click on photograph below for link)


Norman Lodge Meeting Wednesday 18th December 2013 (click on photograph below for link)



Norman Lodge Meeting Wednesday 20th November 2013 (click on photograph below for link)

Norman Lodge Meeting Wednesday 20th February 2013 (click on photograph below for link)


Norman Lodge Meeting Wednesday 16th January 2013 (click on photograph below for link)


Norman Lodge Meeting Wednesday 19th December 2012 (click on photograph below for link)


Norman Lodge Meeting Wednesday 21st November 2012 (click on photograph below for link)


Fraternal visit to Marquis of Granby Lodge No 124 (6th November 2012)

The WM accompanied by bretheren from Norman Lodge undertook the annual fraternal visit to our 'mother' lodge, in Old Elvet, Durham.

An excellent evening was had by all and the festive board was well attended with many new friendships made. Our thanks go to the WM and bretheren of the Marquis of Granby Lodge for their warm welcome and a wonderful evening of freemasonry.


18th Annual Norman Lodge Golf Tournament

The eighteenth Norman Lodge golf tournament took place at the excellent Eaglescliffe golf club, near Stockton on Tees, Co. Durham, on Wednesday 14th April 2010.

This was the 15th different course to host the event.

More than one hundred masons and friends enjoyed the magnificent course and the excellent facilities at the club. The day was blessed by good weather which made for some fine golf.

The overall winner, with 42 points, was Mr Gary Pickering from Chester le Street.
Mr Pickering, a guest of W Bro Alan Dufton the event organiser, was playing his 15th tournament and this was his first win.

In the evening a splendid meal was provided by the golf club, after which the many trophies and prizes were presented by W Bro Ken Howe Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Durham.

Mr Gary Skyner, a comedian from Liverpool, entertained with his inimitable brand of humour.
Mr Skyner was the second thalidomide child born in this country, and the lodge was able to help his charity which has fought for compensation for those affected.

The Norman Lodge Golf tournament is a charity event and raised in excess of £1900 through the generosity of the participants, the providers of prizes and the many sponsors assiduously courted by W Bro Dufton.
Our thanks go to all who made the day such a success both socially and financially.

W Bro Ken Howe, W Bro Alan Dufton, Gary Pickering (Winner)

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Norman Lodge Charity Golf Tournament 2009

A total of ninety two masons and non masons, enjoyed an excellent day at Arcot Hall Golf Club on Tuesday 28th April 2009, despite torrential rain for part of the day.

The competitors for this annual event came from as far away as Cheshire. Indeed the overall winner, for the second time was Bro. Nigel Doyle of Kinder Scout Lodge in Cheshire.
Bro. Nigel travelled north with Bros. Alan Gibson, and Simon Knox.

After a most enjoyable meal, provided in style by the Arcot Hall Golf Club, Bro. Doyle was presented with the Norman Lodge Shield and other prizes by the Worshipful Master of Norman Lodge, W. Bro. David Atkinson, who thanked all the competitors for their support and friendship. Sixteen other prizes were then awarded for various categories of competition.

The North-East comedian Josh Daniels, then entertained with a mixture of music and comedy which brought the house down.

Once again W. Bro. Alan Dufton organised the day and was ably assisted by W. Bros. Doug Barkess, Bev Thompson, Barry Smith and John Pennington who ensured the smooth running of the day.
Our thanks are also due to the Arcot Hall Golf Club for the excellent facilities, service and food they provided.

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors and competitors, and amount in excess of £1,500 was raised for charity.

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                                                                                                                    Josh Daniels

Norman Lodge Installation 2009

The W. Master and his Father-in-law W. Bro. John Hopper                Family and friends helping at the door

                 Provincial rep. toasts the W. Master




                     Senior Officers 2009

Dinner at Last!
The 16th annual Norman Lodge Golf Tournament was held at Ponteland Golf course on Tuesday 23rd September
Overall winner was a guest - Les Haywood, and numerous other players received prizes for "nearest the hole", "longest drive" etc
Ninety competitors enjoyed an excellent day's golf followed by a substantial meal, and entertainment by Bobby Thompson impersonator, Tony Washington

The event raised more than £1,600 for Masonic Charities, and our thanks to the competitors for making it such a good day, the hospitality of the golf club, the sponsors, and most of all W. Bro. Alan Dufton who, once again, organised the whole day.

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50th Anniversary for W. Bro. Reg John Stout

21st May 2008

Celebrating 50 years in Freemasonry with Norman Lodge





W. Bro. Alan Bainbridge - W. Master

Installation Meeting Wednesday 16th January 2008


Norman Lodge Ladies Night

Friday 28th September 2007

132 Freemasons and their Guests were greeted by the Worshipful Master and Joy at the Hallgarth Manor Hotel, Pittington, Co. Durham
Everyone was well entertained by "Interaction" a 5 piece band who travelled from Morecambe. Stand up Bingo, an extensive tombola and raffle were held throughout the evening. A very satisfying and tasty meal was followed by toasts and the Ladies Song, sung by W.Bro Ellis Davison and supported by Brothers Ann Anderson and Margaret Tobell, members of Lodge Contemplation (Order of Women Freemasons) No: 59 in Newcastle with Joy Eve.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening celebration was had by all .
At the October meeting of Norman Lodge, the Worshipful Master handed over a cheque for £900 to the Lodge Benevolent representative as a donation to the Royal Masonic Benevolent IInstitution 2010 Festival. Approximately £3,200 has been donated in total in 2007 by the Lodge to the R.M.B.I. 2010 Festival.

Norman Lodge Golf Tournament 2007
The tournament was held at Darlington Town Golf Club, on 25th April when 96 competitors took part in the day-long tournament. There were two separate competitions of eight and ten holes in the morning, and the eighteen hole main competition in the afternoon.
Members from a variety of Lodges and many non-masons took part.
They were well fed with bacon butties on arrival, pie and chips etc at lunch time and a three course evening meal. The evening was completed with the many presentations by Alan Bainbridge our S. Warden, and entertainment by a local comedian, Rudi West.
The overall winner was Mr. Nigel Doyle, and many others gained prizes from the multitude of side competitions. The whole event ran very smoothly, thanks to the excellent organisation of Alan Dufton and the help he received from non-players and the outstanding services of Darlington Golf Club.

Norman Lodge Officers 2007

The Installation Meeting on January 17th 2007, which more than 100 Brethren attended.

There were over 60 Guests from 24 Lodges, and our thanks to them all for coming along and supporting us. CLICK HERE for photographs (courtesy of W. Bro. Alan Bainbridge)

Raby Castle Gala, Saturday 8th July 2006
" Our grateful thanks to those Brethren of Norman Lodge who donated the many soft toys and bottles of wine for our stall at the Raby Gala held in the grounds of Raby Castle.
Thanks to your contributions, and personal donations, plus the hard work put in on the day, by our Charity Steward W. Bro. Derek Sproates and his team of helpers, we raised over £600.00 towards the 2010 Festival for the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution"

Norman Lodge No.1334 "Prestonian Lecture"

On Wednesday, 21st June 2006, the Brethren of Norman Lodge and their guests including the Provincial Grand Master of Durham, Rt. W. Bro. Derek Richmond, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W. Bro. Eric Heaviside, and Assistant Provincial Grand Masters, W. Bros. George Clark and Denis Lascelles gathered to hear a Prestonian Lecture entitled: "The Victoria Cross - Freemasons' Band of Brothers" given by W. Bro. G.S. Angell M.Ed., B.Sc., B.A., R.V. (retired), PPr SGW (Worcestershire). Click on the Medal for further details.

Brethren of Norman Lodge donated £500 to
St. Cuthberts Hospice,18th Jan.2006.


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Installation Meeting January 2005 Click on Photographs to Enlarge

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