Old Priory Lodge No 6362 History

The Lodge is the daughter of Ancient Manor Lodge No 4511 and was consecrated on 1 July 1947 the Consecrating Officer being R W Bro A Foster Provincial Grand Master.

W Bro W Hunter PPrGD was installed as the first master of the lodge by R W Bro W S S Hannay DPrGM.

Following the ceremony the brethren retired to the Deans House Hotel for the banquet, one of the original banquet cards is still in existence and has been retained in the lodge archives.

The next important milestone in the history of the lodge was a celebration to mark the golden anniversary of the consecration of the lodge held in the presence of W Bro J S E Holker PSGD, APrGM, the WM of the lodge being Bro K E Allen.

The lodge meets at the Prescot Masonic Hall on the fourth Thursday of the month from September to November and January to April. The installation meeting is held in October. The lodge hosts numerous social events throughout the year.

The Lodge has its own web site which can be viewed on www.oldpriory.org or contact the Secretary at: L6362@westlancsfreemasons.org.uk