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Our Lodge History

Many worthy and distinguished Brethren over the years have served in the various Offices in Craven Lodge with faithfulness and distinction. The record for long service in any one Office goes surely to Bro. J.L. Kidd whose services as Secretary of the Lodge extended over a period of 34 years from 1897 to 1930, broken only by his occupation of the Master’s Chair (1909) and I.P.M. (1910). Bro Ascough Rodwell served as Organist for 16 years from 1910 to 1926. In more recent times W. Bro. E. Nelson was Treasurer of the Lodge for 23 years (1956-1978) and our loved and respected Grand Lodge Officer, W. Bro. J.H. Armistead was Lodge Secretary for 11 years between 1951 and 1964, broken by his occupation of the Chairs of S.W., W.M., and I.P.M. This in addition to his long and loyal services in Chapter and other Masonic Degrees.