At the meeting held on 13th October 2023, Teddington Lodge No 4528 celebrated its Centenary year in the presence of the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W. Bro. Jim Mitchell, PSGD.
The Lodge Secretary, W. Bro. David Gough, then read the Minutes of the Consecration Meeting which had been held at Freemasons’ Hall on 29th May 1923 and W. Bro. John Burch gave a brief history of the Lodge which had its origin at The National Physical Laboratory, Teddington. At that time it was one of the premier scientific research institutions in the world, with earlier Lodge members naturally being recruited from the Laboratory.
During the Centenary meeting W. Bro. Peter Gledhill PGStdB, Chairman of Middlesex Masonic Charity, presented the Lodge with a cheque for £1,000 in favour of Shooting Star Childrens’ Hospices, which the Worshipful Master, the Charity Steward & Secretary had already presented to Shooting Star Childrens Hospices at their Hampton Hospice during the summer.
This centenary celebration was not only about recognizing the past, it was also an occasion to look to the future. The members are committed to ensuring that the spirit of the Lodge continues to flourish, evolving with the times and meeting the needs of future generations. As the Lodge embarks on its next century, the values of inclusivity, camaraderie will be shared and upheld as well as the passion for masonic excellence and charity that has defined the Lodge for 100 years.
Following an enjoyable Festive Board, a Raffle raised a further £115 for charity.