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Our Lodge History

There are glimpses in the Lodge Minutes from 1914 -1918 of the impact on the Craft in general and Craven Lodge in particular, of World War 1. It was reported at the Lodge Meeting in September 1914, that a telegram had been received from the Secretary of the Prince of Wales’ National Relief Fund, raised to alleviate the acute distress which must inevitably arise following the outbreak of War, and calling on Craven Lodge 810 for a donation. The Past Masters had met and had donated £10-10-0. Their action was submitted for confirmation and approved. Similarly on 27th November, 1914, it was proposed that £5-0-0 to H.R.H. Princess Mary’s Fund towards a Christmas Present to all our soldiers and sailors serving with the Expeditionary Forces on land and sea. This was carried unanimously. Again at the November meeting of the Lodge in 1915, in response to an appeal for food parcels from Masonic Brethren interned as prisoners of war in Germany, it was carried unanimously that £5-0-0 be sent.