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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Anniversary for W. Bro. Reg John Stout
21st May 2008
Celebrating 50 years in Freemasonry
with Norman Lodge
W. Bro. Alan Bainbridge - W. Master
Meeting Wednesday 16th January 2008
Lodge Ladies Night
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.
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
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.
Lodge Officers 2007
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
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"
Lodge No.1334 "Prestonian Lecture"
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.
of Norman Lodge donated £500 to
St. Cuthberts Hospice,18th Jan.2006.
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Meeting January 2005 Click on Photographs to Enlarge
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Sanctuary Photograph by kind
permission of Ian Britton