Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Square Wheels Club

During the summer the Square Wheels club – formerly the Masonic Classic Vehicle Club – has been active with a programme of events for members’ participation around Britain, and Europe.

From July 6-8 the club attended Classic Le Mans, held for the ninth time at the famous Sarthe circuit in France.   A trip into nostalgia to again remember Steve McQueen in his Porsche in the Le Mans film.   This year the reality was 75-year-old Henri Pescarolo racing in his Matra-Simca MS670.   The partisan French crowd were ecstatic! As a central display the Porsche stand was immense, showcasing their 70th birthday and featuring every model and year.

At the Silverstone Classic – July 20/22 - the club had a display area which featured six contrasting cars: a (bright) orange Ford Capri Mk2; a pristine red Austin Healey 3000; a green Renault V6 Clio; a Ferrari Mondial QV in blue: a lovely black Ford Zephyr Zodiac and a stunning Jaguar XKR. The Square Wheels area attracted a lot of interest from visiting masons, and the general public. As always, the stand was completed with the Classic 300 Arch. The circuit racing programme was varied, with an eclectic mix of race cars.

 Classic 300 Le Mans Style 
The Classic 300 arch at Silverstone,
with John Harmer’s Ferrari
Typical Le Mans racing

 

On both Friday and Saturday evenings hot air balloons were released into the Northamptonshire sky, whilst the crowds were entertained with concerts, including UB40.

During the weekend of September 15-16, the club had a stand at the Manchester Classic Car Show, at Event City and met and talked to many masons from the North-West.

Square Wheels Club stand at Manchester

At the time of writing the Square Wheels stand (No. 1-445) at the NEC’s Classic Motor Show on November 9-11 is still being planned.   However, a full report will be made of this indoor show – the largest in the UK - at a future time.

For full details of club activities, and/or a membership application form, contact:

Doug Squires the club Hon. Secretary at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coarse Fishing for Young Carers courtesy of the MTSFC

Masonic Trout and Salmon Fishing Charity
Warwickshire Branch

MTSFC Warwickshire hosted a coarse fishing day recently, for 12 children who are part of the Warwickshire Young Carers’ Association.
(http://www.warwickshireyoungcarers.org.uk/)

The venue was Lavender Hall Fishery at Berkswell and a superb fishery it was too. There was easy access to the water, which held a very good head of fish, such as carp, bream, roach and perch. All the children caught well, with one or two catching over twenty fish in the day.

Quite a catch  Fishing in progress

 

The venue also had a superb café, which laid on an excellent lunch for all the children and helpers. At the end of the day, all the children were given a certificate, with some children receiving a medal for special efforts, such as being most patient! We are grateful to RW Bro David Macey, Provincial Grand Master, for taking the time to come to the event and award the certificates. His interest in the MTSFC is much appreciated.

We are also especially grateful to all the helpers who came to the day, enabling the children to have a most enjoyable experience. The kids and helpers all said what a wonderful day it was. My thanks also go to the Lavender Hall Fishery, who were extremely helpful – so much so that the PGM presented a certificate to Greg, the fishery owner!

The end of a perfect day

I am truly grateful to W Bros Nigel Bullimore and Ian Hart, for organising the day – their hard work and patience make it possible to give special children in Warwickshire a special day out. Naturally, I also thank the Brethren of the Province of Warwickshire who donate so generously to the charity, so that the youngsters can enjoy a fishing experience and lunch at no charge to themselves or their organisation.

Eric J Rymer, PSGD, PAsstPGM
Chairman, Warwickshire Branch of the MTSFC

 

Haig Housing Trust's The Long Walk Home

Haig Housing is coordinating a walk from 6 to 11 November to honour, 100 years on, the many who gave their lives during World War One.

They are now recruiting 100 Veterans and Serving Personnel to walk the 100 miles from the Menin Gate in Ypres to the Cenotaph in Whitehall for the National Service of Remembrance. They are also looking for hosts who can accommodate pairs of walkers across the 3 nights in Kent, as well as recruiting other volunteers and sponsors.

Can you help?

Walkers need to be able to undertake 25 miles a day across 4 consecutive days and commit to complete this. Serving personnel will complete the walk in civilian capacity. All those participating will be fully supported, accommodated, fed and watered throughout - but they do need walkers to commit to fundraising towards a personal target (£1000 or ideally, £1918). Haig Housing are also hoping to find a significant number of corporate and other sponsors, each one of which will commit to supporting each Walker and contributing at least £500 towards their own fundraising target.

Full details, including application forms can be found on the Walk's website at www.tlwh.org.uk

The Long Walk Home

Calling all Golfers - 2018 Warwickshire Masonic Golf Day

Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

WARICKSHIRE MASONIC GOLF DAY

BEAU DESERT GOLF CLUB CANNOCK CHASE

FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2018

Dear Brethren,

Are there any Brothers who would like a FRIENDLY day out playing a round of golf at Beau Desert Golf Club? This prestigious golf course, has hosted over the last 17 years the prequalifying round for the Open Championship, including top class Amateur tournaments, also proud to announce that in 2021 hosting the ENGLISH LADIES AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP.

The course is in a beautiful setting of the Chase; enjoy the ambience and tranquillity set in 30 square miles of forestry. Beau Desert, at one time was owned by the Marquis of Anglesey, North Wales, in 1890, in 1911 becamoming a private Golf Club.

I am prepared to put forward prises on the day and if a few of you would care to donate a prise, to be raffled for or auctioned off; all proceeds would go towards our GRAND CHARITY FUND for 2023. Our Provincial Grand Charity Steward W Bro G Walker, will be taking part, he would be delighted to see you all.

BRETHREN: A QUICK RESPONSE IS NECESSARY TO CONFIRM BOOKING

Itinerary:

  • Arrive for 8.45 am - Bacon bap and coffee on arrival
  • Teeing off - 10.00 am is FORMAT
  • Individual Stableford - Full Handicap - Yellow Tees
  • Ladies - Full Handicap - Red Tees
  • Followed by a two course meal
  • Presentation

Total cost for the day: £75

Please Note: We need at least 25 to 30 players to make this deal acceptable to the club and if your wife / partner play golf or a friend they are most welcome to take part.

Dress Code: Smart casual

Note: Jeans are not allowed to be worn on the course or in the club house

Contact: W Bro Patrick V Wood, Michael Price Lodge 9853
Telephone: 01543 679022
e-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Relocation of the Foundation Stone marks the completion of the Reading Court extensions

New location of the Foundation StoneReading Court, part of the Masonic Housing Association, is situated on the edge of Stratford-upon-Avon near the river.  It is less than a mile from the town centre and there is a daily bus service from Reading Court; facilities such as doctors’ surgeries and dentists are located in the town centre. There is also a shop, pub and deli in Tiddington which is a 5 minute walk away.

Over the past 3 years 28 single bedrooms have been extending outwards by 1.5 mtrs, the last phase having been completed on the 20th July 2018.

The Foundation Stone was originally laid by Lt Col The Lord Burnham DL, Chairman of the Masonic Housing Association and The Rt Rev Vernon S Nichols, Provincial Grand Master of Warwickshire on the 8th April 1986. The foundation stone had to be relocated because of the extensions and it now rests in its new home on the right hand side of the main entrance.

The committee are all trustee’s of the Reading Court Charitable Trust, the Provincial Grand Master, W Bro David Macey being the current President and W Bro David Stanford, Assistant Provincial Grand Master is the Chairman.

Pictured here you can see the President and Chairman of the Reading Court Charitable Trust inspecting the new location for the Foundation Stone.

More information about Reading court can be found here.

Contact Us

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
Yenton Assembly Rooms
73, Gravelly Hill North, Erdington
Birmingham B23 6BJ

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