Entries by Martin Wright

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 […]

Hotting Up at HVL

Over 40  guests enjoyed an Indian themed evening at The Lodge rooms on 9th June, consisting of traditional Indian curries followed by a very entertaining quiz on all aspects of the sub continent! Food was provided by our very own Masterchefs Mick Rath and WM Ashley Craven, who slaved away in a hot kitchen to […]

LADIES AFTER

HVL 652 hosted one of it’s most important events in the social calendar….Ladies After. This is an annual event where brethrens’ partners are invited to The Lodge and partake of our unique Holme Valley hospitality. Lodge business was quickly dealt with so that brethren could join their partners and guests who were all treated to […]

Future Olympic hopefuls floored by grant !

Formed in September 2017 the White Rose Rhythmic Gymnastics attracts members aged 5 -15. The club wrote to HVL652 asking for contributions towards training mats, and were successfully granted a donation from The Provincial Grans Fund of £1,000. Presenting the cheque were Worshipful Master Ashley Craven and Past Master,Iain Birks, who were then treated to […]