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Mon, 24th February 2020

Installation of our Master for 2020

On Saturday 15th February 2020 our lodge was privileged to have the Provincial Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother David Francis Macey, preside at the Installation ceremony at which we installed John Ville as our Worshipful Master for the forthcoming year. The meeting was attended by 57 brethren many of whom were Officers of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire who came to support the new Master and also support the Provincial Grand Master. A splendid evening was enjoyed by all.

Please click here for a fuller description written on the Provincial website.

Sat, 19th October 2019

Another new member

On the evening of Saturday 19th October 2019 Matthew Johnson was welcomed into Loyal Travellers lodge number 2733 in an exemplary and immensley enjoyable ceremony.

Matthew Johnson initiation

Shown here shaking hands with the Worshipful Master and flanked with the year's Wardens, on the left the Senior Warden, John Ville and on the right the Junior Warden, Peter Clarke who is also the Provincial Director of Ceremonies.

A very enjoyable Festive Board followed the ceremonials and Brother Johnson acquitted himself with a very well presented speech in response to the welcoming toast from the Worshipful Master. No doubt he will be an excellent member and will go far in his Masonic career in this lodge. We look forward to his progress.

Mon, 15th April 2019

Magnolia House

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On 12th April 2019 Worshipful Brothers Andrew Irving and Bob Allcock attended Magnolia House to donate £1,100 toward the work of this centre. As part of Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Magnolia house is a facility for palliative care, bereavement care and support. They provide a calm and peaceful place where specially trained staff meet with children, young people and families to have conversations around life-changing choices and decision making around palliative and end of life care.

The money was raised during Andrew's year as Worshipful Master being the combined result of the December 2018 Ladies Evening and subsequent January 2019 Burns night. W. Bro. Irving, now Immediate Past Master, had this to say about attending Magnolia House in person to present the donation:

“It was with immense pleasure that I was able to attend and present the donation along with W.Bro Allcock on behalf of the Brethren of the Loyal Travellers. It is a place which feels safe and kind, where children, young people, parents and carers can spend time out to help them in their journey. It really is an amazing facility and the tour of the house with Tasmin and Tanita was heart felt and inspiring. I’m not going to lie; it brought a tear to my eye.”

Sat, 23rd June 2018

Stratford Boat trip

On Saturday 23rd June 22 members and guests enjoyed an extended cruise on the river at Stratford on Avon in glorious sunshine. Strawberries and cream were served on the boat with glasses of Prosecco to wash them down. That day was the Worshipful Master’s 50th birthday and his lady Cheryl presented him with a specially made cake in the shape of a Master Mason’s apron. More Prosecco was quaffed in toasting the Master’s special birthday.

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Fri, 4th August 2017

The Pursuit of Charity

Conquering the Three Peaks challenge in 21hr 19mins and raising £2025 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital just wasn’t enough for Loyal Traveller, Brother Matthew Vale. Just 4 weeks later the intrepid explorer embarked on a second charity walk, this time a race to the centre of Hadrian’s Wall.

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Racing over the course of two days, two teams set off from either side of the wall in a race to the Sycamore Gap Tree marker. In total Matthews team covered 67km averaging 4.5 k/m hr from the West, ascending 1084 metres and descending 849 metres to win the challenge in exactly 15 hours. 
Brother Vale raised £1000 to add to his previous challenge and in total raised £3025 for charitable causes during the summer. 

Congratulations Brother Vale. 
 

Sun, 7th May 2017

Three Peaks Challenge

Congratulation must go to Matthew, one of our newer members, on completing the 2017 Three Peaks Challenge in 21 hours 19 minutes, well ahead of the 24 hour deadline. Matthew raised £1500 for the Birmingham Childrens Hospital charity fund. A magnificent effort, well done Brother. The whole event raised a very creditable £60,000 for a variety of charities so Matthew's contribution was quite significant.

Not content with that achievement Matthew has signed up for the Hadrian's Wall Challenge and no doubt with the generous sponsorship of his lodge Brethren will raise at least as much again if not even more.

Picture: Matthew taking a short breather on the top of Ben Nevis.

Matt Vale on Ben Nevis

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