Yes - first post today and we already have followers. It was a bit of a battle to sort out the process for building and using lists
Well who would have thought it! The Lodge committee has approved the publication of all minutes and summonses on the website - albeit in a closed membership section. I am now working on those members of the lodge who have a connection to the worldwide web to get them registered.
I have also been given another hat to wear - Lodge Information Officer (that should be interesting!)
Just back from a very interesting trip to California and managed to fit in a visit to Home Lodge, of which they have made me an honorary member.
We have had a very busy first half of the year and now officially closed until we restart in October
Well here we are with Christmas behind us and 2017 fast approaching! A very happy gathering round the Festive Board early in the month and I was asked to lead the carol singing this month. I must admit I approached it with some trepidation as I am a choral singer rather than a soloist, but it seemed to go well and I had some very favourable comments afterwards. I suppose the acid test will be if I am asked to do it again next Christmas! It is very pleasing to see more young Masons joining and it will be interesting to investigate the averaged age of the brethren as it would appear to be falling.
I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2017 from the Master, officers and brethren of Saltford Lodge
At this time in the year when we traditionally enjoy ourselves with friends and family, we must also be heedful of those alone and those caught up with the disastrous flooding that has hit many parts of the country.
I was fortunate to spend time with my family over Christmas, including our family members from the US who are back in the UK to renew their Visas. However I have had a very strange New Year celebration as I am currently now in Mali, West Africa until the 8th January! I hope to be with you in the Temple and at the Festive Board in February.
The KMH Wall Plaques have finally been photographed, annotated and posted on this site.
Thanks must be recorded for W Bro Tony Allan for his able assistance as photographer's mate and to W Bro Elliott Borthwick for supplying the text for each Plaque.
They can be found at the link under 'Lodge history' on the main bar and also from the 'Links and Blogs' section under 'Keynsham Masonic Hall'
Ably assisted by W.Bro Tony Allen, I will be photographing the Wall Plaques on Tuesday 21st October - so watch this space!
21 October 2014 - They are now done and have been sent to W. Bro Elliot to add the commentary.
Apologies Brethren, but events overtook me during the summer which meant that I didn't succeed in my mission to produce a photographic record of the Wall Plaques. Hopefully later this year or early next will see my mission accomplished
On Sunday 13 July, my wife Hazel and I took part in a 130 foot sponsored abseil down the Avon Gorge close to the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The charity being supported was the Penny Brohn Cancer Care charity, and we raised about £600. It was enjoyable but over very quickly! Saltford Lodge made a generous donation of £100 pounds and also raised an additional £200 at the festive board - Thank you
During the summer I will be photographing the range of unique masonic wall plaques that adorn the walls of the Lodge room. They will then be displayed on this website along with a short descriptive text.
These ten magnificent three dimensional plasterwork plaques depict the slaying of Hiram Abiff and the story of the Fifteen Fellow Craft.
Our meeting on the 6th May saw the annual fraternal visit of our Mother Lodge, The Forest of Mendip No.8019. The 13 brethren who made the long trip over the Mendips joined 40 others in attendance on the evening to ensure that a great night was had by all.
Our return fraternal visit to the beautiful Rickford Masonic Hall is now scheduled for 27th June, which the brethren from Saltford Lodge are eagerly looking forward to.
Simon is a Master Mason and Saltford Lodge's Chaplain, Lodge Information Officer and Web Master. He has been involved in IT in many different areas since 1961, including 13 years in the Royal Artillery and then many different jobs!