Category: Social

Sonic Garden Fest


Great day enjoyed by all at the “Sonic Fest Garden Party” organised by the Freemasons of Hinckley & Lutterworth as part of the Tercentenary Celebrations. Partygoers danced into the night to the “sounds” of ABBA, Rolling Stones and Scott Bailye’s disco.

Lodge Sunday Lunch


The Lodge held a very successful Sunday Lunch on Sunday November 3rd at the Green Rooms which was attended by 121 Members, their families and friends. Everyone enjoyed a good meal in great company and the raffle held during the afternoon raised a magnificent sum of £525.00. During the proceedings, our Master, Paul Long presented a cheque for this amount to Michaela Staley on behalf of “Toys on the Table”. This charity provides toys at Christmas for less fortunate children who otherwise would not have such at Christmas time.

Garden Party 2015

On a glorious sunny afternoon on Sunday 8th August 2015 over 70 lodge members, their families and friends from Burbach Lodge No.8699, which meets in at the Masonic Hall, Hinckley, enjoyed a garden party in the grounds of Bro. Steve Iliffe’s Burbage house.

Entertainment during the afternoon was provided by Dean Thomas, the former Hinckley United manager, who performed many favourites which were well appreciated by all. Games were provided for the children and a delicious buffet, prepared by Burbach member, Bro. Jonathan Nichols went down very well, especially as it was accompanied by liquid refreshments served by the Senior Steward Bro. Nick Sherwin.

In addition to being an afternoon enjoyed by all, the event and raffle raised over £1,200 which will go towards the Master’s charity fund which will support the Air Ambulance Service and the Rainbows Hospice for children and young people which is based in Loughborough.

The Master of the Lodge, Chris, expressed his thanks to all who had attended and given their support for these two worthwhile charities and also expressed his gratitude to Steve, who was only initiated into Freemasonry this earlier this year, for the use of his facilities.

Bavarian Evening

The Lodge held a “Bavarian Oompah” evening at the Green Rooms at the beginning of February this year and this event proved a great night for the members, their families and guests who attended and indeed took an active part in the proceedings. The music and particuarly the lead singer, who in common with the other band members, were dressed for the part, kept all well entertained.

A high level of audience participation meant that all attending were constantly, jumping up and down, raising their glasses and joining in with the choruses. Some “lucky” members of the audience became much more involved when they were “invited” to join the band and either ended up blowing down a brass instrument or demonstrating their skills in yodelling!

A typical Bavarian meal of sausages, potato and cabbage followed by strudel was served and most managed to get to the bar on the odd occaision to replenish their glasses in order to moisten their tonsils! Overall a great night much enjoyed by all. A small selection of photographs from the evening are now available on the Photo Gallery pages of this web site, take a look now!

Leicestershire & Rutland Province 2012 Festival

The 2012 Festival is the Province’s Charity raising funds for the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution. The target figure of £1.5 million is close to being met and currently £1.3 million has been collected. The Festival culminates at the Festival Dinner at the Walkers Stadium in Leicester on May 19th 2012.

As part of the Festival fund-raising effort a “Classic Cars Dash” was arranged and the then Provincial Grand Secretary V.W.Bro. David Hagger arrived at Hinckley Masonic Hall in an MG driven by W. Bro. Peter Green closely followed by a Bentley saloon. Members of the Hinckley Lodges were on hand to greet the visitors and after a few drinks they were waived off on the second leg of their journey to Ashby-de-la-Zouch whilst the Hinckley Members went out to enjoy a very sociable lunch together.

Skittles Evening

The Lodge held another successful skittles evening at the Wolvey Bowling Club. A great night was enjoyed by many members, their families and friends. A hearty “fish & chip” supper washed down with the appropriate drinks rounded off the evening. Photographs from the evening can be seen in this gallery;