Registrar of Marks
Director of Ceremonies
Assistant D of C
Past Masters of the
Hallam Lodge No 730
1974&2000 Bob Cole PGSD
1986 Roger Poynton SO
1987 Robin Bex PGStdBr
1991 Roy Youde SD
1992 Euan Thomas JW
1994 John Massey JW
1995 Barry Davies JO
1997 Derek Wilton DepGSwdBr
1999 John Whitaker StdBr
2001 Ian Waterhouse AsstChap
2002 Ian Strickland PGStdBr
2003 Geoff Seaman MO
2004 Neil Hurcum MO
2005 Alan Atkinson JD
2006 Mike Barnes JD
2007 Derek Bromwich DepChap
2008 Alan Douglas JD
2009 Andy Gray ADC
2010 Barrie Webster Stwd
2011 Terry Foad
Past Masters in The Lodge
John Morgan PGSD
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Hallam Lodge News and Events
The 28th November 2012 will long remain in the memories of those present as a very special night for Hallam Lodge and in particular its advancee Bro George Sargeant and its ever young veteran W.Bro Bob Cole who was celebrating 50 years in Mark Masonry to the very night.
The Signing in Book looked like a who's who of Somerset Freemasonry ! In attendance amongst many, were the PGMs of both Mark and Craft , the Mark Deputy PGM , Past Deputy PGM , a Very Worshipful brother and a Deputy Grand Sword Bearer to boot !! With the Worshipful Master unavoidably absent VW Bro Ray Guthrie took the chair and with the assistance of the Lodge officers performed a wonderful Advancement ceremony for Bro George Sargeant, who could not fail to have been impressed with not only the ritual but the manner in which the meaning of the Mark Ceremony was communicated.
With the temple buzzing RW Bro David Nelson took the floor to congratulate W.Bro Bob Cole on his 50th year in Mark Masonry , and what an achievement in that time Bob had taken every office except Organist! The PGM presented Bob with both a Certificate from Grand Lodge and also from the Province of Somerset to mark the occasion and thanked Bob for being a "great masonic friend to many brethren". A gift from the Lodge was presented by VW Bro Guthrie and Bob made his normal self effacing reply , finishing with the words , "apart from having an office in Hallam for probably 47 of the last 50 years nothing much has happened but I have enjoyed every minute! "
The Festive Board was the normal happy Hallam experience full of animated conversation, laughter and good humour , and especially a superb Festive Board thanks to Zena. A truly memorable night to remember.
Terry Foad, right installs his successor Edward Henderson into the Chair of Hallam Lodge in the presence of David Nelson, Provincial Grand Master.
The photo below shows W.Bro Alun Rees receiving a certificate from the PGM celebrating his 50 years as a Mark Master Mason.
left to right, Terry Foad - Senior Warden, David Nelson PGM, Master - Barry Webster, Provincial Junior Warden - Neil Hawes and lodge Junior Warden, Edward Henderson.
The usual convivial atmosphere pervaded at Hallam Lodge the regular meeting on 24th February, with the Deputy PGM in attendance as well as the annual contingent visiting from Foster Mark Lodge , Wotton under Edge, Bro Tim Reynolds was ably advanced by W.Bro Andy Gray and his team of officers .
The highlight of the ceremony was a superb rendition of the Lecture on the Degree of a Mark Master Mason given in catechetical form for the first time in Hallam Lodge.
Three of our newest brethren , Bros Dave Marriott , Andy Wade and Alan Trask along with the young at heart W.Bro Derek Wilton , gave an outstanding lecture which was met with much praise throughout the evening , impressing members and visitors alike.
With Bro Barrie Webster elected as Master for the ensuing year , Hallam Lodge looks forward to another happy and healthy new season.
2nd March 2010 - 77 years of visiting, the annual Hallam/Else fraternal
17th October 2011 - Bob Cole 50th Certificate presentation.
22nd October 2011 - 90th Birthday party & £750 donation to the Royal British Legion.
22nd Feb 2012 - Past Masters ceremony completes 90th celebrations.
April 2012 - Hallam donates £750 to H4H.
In October 1828, Hallam went up to Trinity College, Cambridge. Here he met Tennyson. Both joined a group known as the Cambridge Apostles, and their shared interests led to a close friendship. Hallam published a review of Tennyson's 1830 work "Poems Chiefly Lyrical", and became engaged to Tennyson's sister, Emilia, in 1832. While travelling abroad with his father, he died suddenly in Vienna of a brain hemorrhage in September 1833.
Tennyson dedicated one of his greatest poems to Hallam (In Memoriam A.H.H.), and stated that the dramatic monologue "Ulyssis" was "more written with the feeling of [Hallam's] loss upon me than many poems in [the publication] In Memoriam". Tennyson named his elder son after his late friend. Emilia Tennyson also named her elder son, Arthur Henry Hallam, in his honour.
Hallam is buried at St. Andrew's Church in Clevedon.