Nailsea Lodge
No 1548

The Lodge meets at the Masonic Hall, Nailsea Park, Nailsea BS48 1BA at 18.30 on the second Wednesday in January, March and October (Installation).
Next Meeting Wednesday 12th October 2011 at 6.30pm.
Officers of the Lodge - appointed 12th October 2011.
Worshipful Commander
Senior Warden
Junior Warden
Director of Ceremonies
Senior Deacon
Junior Deacon
Assistant D of C
Assistant Scribe


Past Commanders of the
Nailsea Lodge of RAM No 1548

1990 Dickie Dodsworth RAMGR (H)
1992 Charles Cornish PrGR
1993 David Nelson RAMGR
1996 Ray Guthrie RAMGR
1999 Tony Snook PrGR
2000 Geoff Nash RAMGR
2002 Walter Wood PrGR
2003 Stuart Hadler PrGR
2004 David Cooke PrGR
2005 Garry Mackenzie
2006 Roy Wilton
2007 Dave Hutching
2008 Derek Shailer PrGR
2009 John Morgan PrGR

Past Commanders in the Lodge

John Peters RAMGR
John Platts RAMGR/PGM Bristol
Mick Thatcher RAMGR
Cliff Hanabuss PrGR
Peter Cornall RAMGR

Sandy Kemlo
Cliff Hannabuss
Dave Bush
Charles Cornish
Derek Shailer
David Holder
Geoff Nash

Mark Golding
Peter Elmont
Roy Wilton
Cardy Foulds

Ray Underhay
Tony Atherton
Reyn Badger
Lindsey Winkins
Austin Chivers

Number of subscribing members; 49


Scribe - David Holder
Treasurer - Derek Shailer -

Nailsea Lodge News and Events

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The new Lodge Banner.
The Banner of the Nailsea Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners is similar in design to the Nailsea Mark Lodge Banner. The idea for the banner was promoted by W.Bro Cliff Hannabuss and several other members. The manufacture of the banner in Thiland was organised by W.Bro John Morgan.
The banner which is made of Thia silk bears in the centre the equilateral triangle, the symbol of the degree, a dove is shown above Noah's Ark in the centre of the triangle. This is surrounded by the rainbow.

This ark with the giraffe is unique to Nailsea RAM, it is said to have taken its rise when the Lodge was founded. When the printer of the first summons, who was apparently working from quite sketchy artwork, mistook the dove flying from the ark as the head of the giraffe. Thus like many things in Masonry a mistake became a tradition!

The banner also bears the symbol of the Nailsea glass blower, the town was famous for its glass manufacturing.

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