2019 Prestonian Lecture
Temple of Athene Lodge No. 9541 Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex
Monday 11th February 2019 at 5.00 p.m.
100th Regular Meeting.
Freemasonry and the Great War:
How Masons and Lodges reacted to the war years
W. Bro. Mike Karn, PAGSwdB
When Britain declared war on Germany in 1914, Freemasonry in England faced unprecedented circumstances.
UGLE for the first time had to contend with the impact of a global war.
WW1 was one of the largest and most devastating wars in world history, which lasted four years and four months.
It is believed that some 65 million were mobilised, resulting in 16 million military and civilian deaths, and a further 37 million casualties.
English Masonic Lodges continued to meet during the war years and the lecture is very much an account of the way Freemasonry and many Lodges reacted to the conflict.
Much of the information having been researched from individual Lodge Histories and Minute Books mainly in Middlesex and London.
With PowerPoint presentation
After the talk, there will be a First World War singalong with professional organist Bro. Lee Walton.
Harrow District Masonic Centre,
Northwick Circle, Kenton,
Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 0EL
This talk will be a White Table event to which wives, partners, and non-Masonic guests are welcome.
Early booking is advised as demand is expected to be high.
All applications to the Secretary:
W.Bro. Ron Selby, PPrGSW, SLGR,
2 Ashley Close, Welwyn Garden City, Herts., AL8 7LH
Dining replies must be received by Thursday 7th February at the latest
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