The Lodge of the Chevaliers de Fer No. 9732 made a visit to Biggleswade Masonic Centre on Saturday 15th July as one of the Master’s selected masonic centres. The Lodge was consecrated in 2000 in the province of Hampshire and Isle of Wight as a peripatetic motorcycling lodge, the first of its kind. Interestingly, and against the odds, the membership was brought in from far and wide (all around the country in fact) largely through the efforts W Bro Arthur Agate (otherwise known as R4) the Primus Master at the consecration.
A year or so before Covid-19 it was it was agreed by the membership to move the Lodge to the Province of Leicestershire and Rutland, being more central in the country thereby giving the membership an even chance in terms of distance to meetings. The Installation meeting always runs out of London Road, Leicester however the other two meetings are at the behest of the Master of the year. This means that they get to visit all manner of centres around the country. Presently there are members from Hampshire, Texas, Sussex, Tyne and Wear, Northamptonshire, Cheshire, Co. Durham, Cornwall, Cumbria, Stoke on Trent, London, Derby and of course Leicestershire and Rutland.
The visitors and their hosts had a most enjoyable day before the visitors departed, some staying locally but at least one making the long trip back up to Manchester.
W Bro Roy Smith