The decision in 2007 by Hedworth Lodge to close and sell their Hall in Dean Road spurred a thought in the old grey matter of just where our Masonic ancestors held their meetings in our town.
And it is with grateful thanks to W Bro Derek Cuthbert, Past Master of Westoe Lodge that we can now gain an insight to this question. Derek has been the custodian of a set of lecture notes written by W Bro Elwood Potts a Past Master of St. Hilda Lodge No. 240, who has sadly passed to the Grand Lodge above after a lengthy and successful Masonic career.
The notes cover 6 pages and as such it has been decided that the following pages will be dedicated to inform readers of the history of the Masonic Halls in South Shields.
To access the pages click on the links to the left of this page