Places / Items of interest

TLC Presentation

The Light Blues Club of Northumberland’s charity donations continued on Thursday 23rd of January 2020, with a presentation of a £200 cheque, at the installation meeting of the Duke of Connaught Lodge.
On this occasion, however, no hijacking of the meeting was required as the person being installed, as Master of the lodge for the first time, was W.Bro Richard Erskine, one of the main organising team members of the Light Blues Club.
As has been previously reported, the Light Blues have been very busy over the last year raising funds for good causes. 
On this occasion, in front of a packed to the rafters festive board, Richard, along with another Light Blues stalwart, W.Bro Nev Johnson, W. Master of Delaval Lodge, presented the £200 cheque to W.Bro D. Watson, receiving it on behalf of Teddies For Loving Care (TLC).
The TLC is a national programme, locally-led by freemasons across England and Wales, which provides cuddly bears to Accident and Emergency units for medical staff to give, at their discretion, to young children. The bears are often used by staff to calm children down, reward them for being brave and in some cases demonstrate procedures.  All children who receive a bear get to take it home.

Charity Presentation

During a visit to St Luke’s lodge, Wallsend on Friday 17th January 2020, on behalf of the Northumberland Light Blues Club, Bro. Richard Erskine presented cheques for £200 each to WBro John Gray, receiving the cheque on behalf of the Smiles and Hope foundation and WBro Stan Madgin, receiving on behalf of Samantha’s Legacy.

Benton Classic Car and Bike Show 25th Aug 2019

A Classic Car and Bike Show was held at Benton North Farm’s Dog and cat shelter on Sunday 25th August 2019. Jointly organised by the Newcastle Dogs and Cats shelter and the Widows Sons, the event benefitted from glorious sunny weather. Live entertainment was provided during the day by the superb Baldy Holly band. Members of the Light Blues Club supported the Northumberland Masonic Community Awareness Team’s (NMCAT) stand on the day and we had the opportunity to meet some Light Blues from one of our lodges in North Shields, who will, hopefully, be joining us on our monthly visits around the Province. The afternoon also gave NMCAT the opportunity to meet two new potential candidates. A great event which raised money for a very worthy cause and which was strongly supported by Northumberland Masons. Some photographs from the day are shown below.

Wylam Show 22nd June 2019

The Northumberland Masonic Community Awareness Team attended the Wylam Show on Saturday the 22nd of June. The team were supported by members of the Light Blues Club and during the day approximately 100 information leaflets were distributed to visitors who had shown an interest in the Freemasonry Information Tent. Photographs from the day are shown below.

The Freemasonry Information Tent assembled for the day at Wylam Fair
Members of the NMCAT and Northumberland Light Blues Club supporting the day.
Brethren greeting interested visitors during the day.

Cramlington Charity Day 2019

The light Blues Club supported the Northumberland Masonic Community Awareness Team at the Family Fun and Open Day held at Cramlington, on Saturday the 15th of June 2019. Organised by brethren of Cramlington Masonic Hall and in conjunction with Shanklea Primary School, the day was a great success. Some photographs from the day are shown below.

LBC Chairman and Events Coordinator with the NMCAT Chairman
Representatives from The order of Women’s Freemasons, NMCAT, the Square and Compasses Scooter Club and the Northumberland Light Blues Club.
The Assistant PGM and the Chairman of the Northumberland Masonic Community Awareness Team (NMCAT)
The newly commissioned Masonic Awareness Tent !

The Masonic Memorial Garden

The Masonic Memorial Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum.

The Masonic Memorial Garden is situated within the National Memorial Arboretum , located in Staffordshire.

The pictures below of the Masonic Memorial Garden were taken by the LBC Deputy Treasurer, Mark Cordell, during his recent visit to the National Memorial Arboretum.

Quatuor Coronati Lodge

Quatuor Coronati Lodge No 2076 is a Lodge dedicated to masonic research.

For a small annual fee, brethren can join the Quatuor Coronati Correspondence Circle (QCCC). In addition to being eligible to attend Quatuor Coronati Lodge meetings, QCCC members also receive an annual communication containing papers presented to the lodge during the year of membership.

Our ‘Resource Links‘ page also contains a link to the lodge, where details and annual membership fees can be found.

The Light Blues Club Secretary is a current QCCC member. The photographs below were taken by the Assistant Treasurer during his visit to Grand Lodge and attendance at the May meeting of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge.