LBC Social Events

LBC Forthcoming Social Events

Summer Ball 2020 – Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the formal Summer Ball due to take place on Saturday, 23rd May 2020, has had to be cancelled.

LBC Social Event Reports

Christmas Event 2019

A Christmas event was held at Amici’s restaurant in Forest Hall on December 8th 2019. A large turnout supported the event with over £500 being raised for Charity on the evening.

Some of the Light Blues Club supporting the Christmas Event, 2019.

3rd Annual BBQ 10th August 2019

The 3rd annual BBQ, was held at the Dorset Hotel in Wallsend on Saturday the 10th of August 2019. The rain held off until late in the afternoon enabling the 40 or so attendees to enjoy some sunshine outside. Grateful thanks to W.Bro. Clark, the WM of St Luke’s Lodge, who made a superb job of cooking the BBQ food. The raffle raised £158 for Charity, making the day a resounding success. Some photographs from the day are shown below;

LBC Visit to Provincial Grand Lodge Offices – 2nd August 2019

On Friday 2nd August 2019, a group of 14 brethren visited the Provincial Grand Lodge Offices in Gosforth. The visit included a tour of the building, which includes a masonic library on the ground floor and many items of masonic interest on the ground, first and second floors. After the initial tour, the group was invited to a buffet lunch where there was an opportunity for a Q&A session with the Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Grand Secretary. Some photographs from the day are included below:

The Provincial Grand Master and Provincial Grand Secretary together with visiting Light Blues and members of the Light Blues Club Team.
The ground floor library hosts a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction masonic interest books as well as other interesting articles…
The LBC Treasurer looking through a selection of some of the books available to loan
Some very old and interesting books are stored on the shelves of the Provincial Library. These books are available for loan to all brethren.
The LBC Secretary holding an exhibit – a bomb found in the roof just above the WM’s chair, following a WW2 air raid.
A remarkable piece of masonic furniture – The Old Wooler Chair
Within the library room – a wall mounted 1st Degree TB, which, uncommonly, includes letters rather than images on Jacob’s Ladder.
A wall mounted 3rd Degree TB can be found in the library room.
The library room hosts a presentation of assorted masonic jewels.
Some of the exhibits are very old, as typified by this original Lodge Banner, on display in the library room.
The masonic library also stores a folder for each active lodge in the province. Here the LBC secretary reviews the historic information held on his lodge, ahead of their upcoming centenary year. Note that these folders are accessible for research purposes and cannot be removed from the library.
At the foot of the stairs from the ground floor, 5 presentation cases of masonic jewels, each case categorized.
Past Master and Founding Member jewel presentation cases.
The LBC Secretary discovered a Founding Member jewel for his own lodge within the display. Perhaps there is a founding member jewel for your lodge in the display somewhere ?
Tankards and sporting trophies from masonic events can be viewed in the meeting room on the first floor.
The first floor meeting room hosts this eye catching masonic grandfather clock which was discovered in three pieces and saved from being discarded by a brother who restored the clock to its former glory.
This photograph shows the fantastic detail on the clock facia.
One of the second floor rooms contains retired banners for lodges which have, sadly, surrendered their warrants.

Annual Summer Ball Fundraiser – 8th June 2019

The Northumberland Light Blues Club hosted a great night of entertainment at their Summer Ball fundraiser, held at Whitley Bay Masonic Hall on Saturday the 8th June 2019. The evening raised over £600 for Charity – a fantastic outcome from the evening. Many thanks to all that attended and supported the event.

Annual Charity Draw night 2018

The Northumberland Light Blues Club hosted an EXCELLENT evening at the Amici Restaurant in Forest Hall in December 2018. There were 84 diners in attendance and cheques, totalling £3000 were presented to 2 charities: ‘Daft as a brush’ and ‘TLC’.