South Shields Freemasons - Masonic Halls of South Shields

The Masonic Halls Of South Shields

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.
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