History of Burbach Lodge No. 8699
Burbach Lodge was founded in 1976 as a Daughter Lodge of The Knights of Malta Lodge No. 50 which also meets in Hinckley. The Master of the Lodge at its dedication was Worshipful Brother A. Gibson-Leitch.
The Lodge took its name from the 12th Century spelling of the name Burbage as recorded in the Doomsday Book, many of the Founders of the Lodge having connections with the village of Burbage. The Lodge Banner (pictured at the top of this page) depicts a “Burr”, a type of thistle many of which grew on the west side of the village, and “Bach” being the name of a small rivulet which rises on the east side of the village and flows west to join the River Soar.
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Today the Lodge has a membership of around sixty Brethren and continues to attract new membership. The friendly and welcoming atmosphere of its meetings, both formal and social, offer a great deal to existing and potential members. Details of our social functions are to be found on the Social page.