Entries by Martin Wright

Ladies Night at HVL

One of the highlights of the year took place on 6th March 2019 when the Worshipful Master and his wife, Mich, hosted HVL’s annual Ladies Night dinner dance.  Approximately 90 brethren and their partners and guests enjoyed  a champagne reception on arrival, followed by delicious  4 course meal. Speeches followed by, amongst others, the first […]

Jewel returned to Mother Lodge

On February 8th,  8 brethren from HVL led by Immediate Past Master Ashley Craven  visited another sister lodge in Huddersfield, Lodge 1102 Mirfield to return a Master’s jewel that had previously been presented to WBro J.C.Craven  PProvJ GW following his year as Master of Mirfield Lodge. WBro Craven gave a short resume of his uncle’s masonic career and […]

Installation of New Master

December is the most important month in HVL’s calendar, when we officially install our new Worshipful Master. 2018 saw the installation of Bro. Steve Sandford into King Solomon’s chair, in front of 94 other brethren. Honoured guests included W.Bro J. Pygott ( personal representative of the Provincial Grand Master), W.Bro J.Gledhill and W.Bro C.Dent. In […]

Thanksgiving Lunch

  On 25th October the First Lady of HVL, Marg Craven, hosted an American themed THANKSGIVING LUNCH for 84 guests. We were treated to traditional American fare, including, Butter Roasted Turkey, Sweet Potato and Marshmallow, Pican Pie and Pumpkin Pie ! During lunch guests learnt the true meaning  of Thanksgiving from Prof Todd Borlick, lecturer at Huddersfield […]

Helping recovery !

HVL successfully secured a grant of £4,000 from the Provincial  Grand Master’s Fund as a donation to a Huddersfield charity, Platform One. Platform One is a non-judgemental  charity that helps men living in isolation due to mental health or addiction issues. The charity offers a base for over 200 men from the Kirklees to learn new skills  such […]

Helping Hands in Haiti

Lodge Member Graham Basnett has just returned from a two week trip to Pignion in Northern Haiti where he and a team of ten volunteers have been building kitchen blocks for schools in remote villages. Sponsored by Feed the Hungry Charity, Team Rubicon UK were tasked with supplying logistics for the project. Team Rubicon are […]

50 years a Freemason !

In July, HVL saw another of its’ distinguished members,WB Allen France , past master of Holme Valley and currently Worshipful Master of Harmony Lodge (no.275) in Huddersfield, receive his 50 year membership certificate.  . In a very pleasant , informal and relaxed environment, Allen was presented with his 50 year certificate by WB Alan Elstone, Assistant Provincial […]

Ee Bah Gum !! All Things Yorkshire at HVL

  HVL’s August meeting celebrated “All things Yorkshire” 60 members and guests enjoyed “A  rate good do !!”at The Lodge Rooms in August where HVL celebrated “All Things Yorkshire! “.  The evening kicked off in the true spirit of Freemasonry,  with friends old and new,  chatting and enjoying a Yorkshire aperitif and canapes to celebrate “God’s […]