Coquetdale 5122


Coquetdale Lodge - No.5122

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On Saturday 2nd June the Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro. J.J. Craigs, of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland donated a cheque to the value of £1,550 to the Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club which was received on behalf of the club by Jim, who is one of the many younger folk who enjoy these facilities.

The funds come from the Masons of Northumberland, more familiarly known as the Richard Henry Holmes Masonic Benevolent Fund.

Members of Coquetdale Lodge No.5122 who’d originally applied to the fund for a donation for the club were also present in the persons of W.Bro. W. Thomson Bathgate PProvSGW and Treasurer of the Lodge, W.Bro. Robin P. Murray Secretary and W.Bro. Alan Thompson IPM.

We were warmly welcomed and shown around the facilities of the Club and tried some of the equipment – the weigh-in machine proving to be the most humorous. Some of their number, including their organiser Gary Pattinson and one of the club’s and England’s young female rising stars were absent as they were taking part in a competition at an event in Penrith, the ‘Lord Lonsdale Box Cup’.



The club have now purchased all the equipment they had hoped for.
see image below

Our Last Regular Meeting of this Masonic Year for Coquetdale Lodge, was a 1st Degree where we welcomed our new Brother into Freemasonry. We also welcomed three joining members from the National Grand Lodge of Poland.

Below are some images from what was an excellent night and very well supported by a large number of visitors - we had 52 Brethren in our Lodge and  41 stayed to join in our festive board.

Our W.M. Paul welcoming our Polish Brethren and he was given a Polish Football Scarf to mark the occasion as his love of Football is well known. A few weeks later, we had some excellent news regarding promotions of two of our Polish Brethren....
A large amount of funds was also raised, by the Lodge itself and from the many visitors on this special meeting in the Raffle, which was to be donated to a not-for-profit organisation in Namibia specialising in support for children with special needs and their families. This fund raising had been organised at the request of W.Bro. Ian Glendinning PProvGStdB who has visited Namibia over a number of years and seen at first hand the excellent work that had been done. The amount shown on the receipt is in Namibian Dollars and is equivalent to £400 sterling.
Below is a copy of the receipt they sent back along with their very grateful thanks, and a few photos from a recent visit by W.Bro. I. Glendinning PProvGStdB.

Rothbury Bowling Club, with the help of several grants and donations, including R.H.H.M.B.F. and Coquetdale Lodge No.5122, now have their new piece of grounds machinery.....the machinery cost in excess of £5,000 in total - we in our small way helped them achieve there target for which they are very thankful...



W.M. Paul Cassidy
Our Installation Night & Annual Festival was an excellent night - as some have said - "That's what Masonry is all about" - some images below of a Special Occasion.

IPM W.Bro. Alan Thompson congratulating our (then) M.E. W. Bro. Paul Cassidy - who is our new Worshipful Master



Master Elect - W.Bro. Paul Cassidy being congratulated by our reigning WM and some of the Officers & Friends at our last Regular meeting. We had a double Fraternal from Risingham Lodge No.5761 and Alnwick Lodge No.1167 with a total attandance of 41 Brethren.





Donations
Rothbury Bowling Club & Rothbury Cycle Track
£150 to each organisation
Names L to R
              back row    W.Bro Thomson Bathgate (Lodge Treasurer)
front row        David Bolton                Bill Butters                      Byron Beatty           Alan Thompson (WM)              
   Bowling Club President   Bowling Club Secretary       Cycle Track                                                               
                                   (Team Leader)




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Installation 2016
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50 year Certificate Presentation - 12th May 2016

to

W. Bro W. Thomson Bathgate PProvSGW

W.Bro. W. Thomson Bathgate PProvSGW

below are a few more images from his presentation night



Masonic Weekend April 2016
Grange Over Sands


50 year Certificate Presentation

to

W. Bro Norman Martin PProvSGW

from L to R

Right Worshipful Brother J.J. Craigs           W.Bro. Norman Martin PProvSGW               W.Bro. John Tomlin PAGDC    

               Provincial Grand Master



A few more images from Normans 50 year Presentation

 

 Presentation to Rothbury Drop In Center

7th January 2016

Hayley Brown, who works for NCC as a youth worker and will be running the Drop In Center, represented the Youth Project and received their cheque from David Brown MBE, JP, and Charity Steward of Coquetdale Lodge, on the 7th January at the 1st opening of the year of the Drop in Centre in the Jubilee Hall, Rothbury. Also in attendance was Graham Lockwood, Bev Common also from NCC and Jeff Reynalds along with Cheryl Lickiss who are Trustees of the Youth Project.


Presentation to Upper Coquetdale Community Transport

18th December 2015

We met up with the Passengers and Nicola, the Transport Manager of UCCT - she's the one in the green elf hat waiting on, and with Thomson - at the Vale Cafe on the occasion of their Christmas thank you to their passengers. We had a thoroughly enjoyable chat with everyone and was made most welcome. The cakes, sandwiches, mince pies and coffee were in ample supply. Thomson kindly made the presentation of our Cheque from proceeds raised at our Christmas Party on Saturday night past, after a brief speech (unusual for him eh) in this his 50th year in Craft Masonry.

50 year Certificate Presentation to W. Bro Smails

and

Burns Night 2015

(cheers from the Worshipful Master)


Coquetdale Burns Night 2014

 

75 year photo - 2004

Brethren

Standing - left to right Michael Richardson, Bobby Walton, Phillip Gregory, Alan Thompson, Bobby Dixon
Basil Davison, Angus (Gus) Hutton, Keith Hutton, Jim Renwick, John Young, Robin Murray, Alan Coe.
Seated - left to right - David Brown, Norman Martin, David Taylor, Thomson Bathgate (Master), Jim Oliver
David Cummins, Ian Glendinning.

 

 Lodge Interior - April 2010

Final preparations before our Lodge Meeting - Burns Celebration Night - 2010
(viewed from the west)

 

 

Lodge Interior - April 2010
Final preparations before our Lodge Meeting - Burns Celebration Night - 2010
(viewed from the east)

 

Lodge Interior - October 2010

 

 

The Masonic Temple in Alnwick has recently undergone some major interior renovation. A big vote of thanks must go to all those who gave of their time to do what was required although the cost of the material was in excess of £5,000.

Thanks to everyone involved we now have this beautiful Temple, with new carpets and pristine walls. It is a real joy to attend Lodge meetings.

 

Coquetdale Lodge No.5122
The move to Alnwick Masonic Temple
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