ENBORNE LODGE No. 7906

Enborne Lodge meets on the third Tuesday in January, March, May (Installation), July, September and November.

Enborne Lodge was founded by a group of dedicated freemasons of this and other provinces as well as London, who foresaw the need for another lodge in the area.  W.Bro. A Short, who subsequently became the first Master of the lodge, drew petitioners together to decide the name of the proposed lodge and other matters.

Pangbourne Lodge accepted sponsorship and it was only natural that the lodge was named after the River Enborne, a river which flows south of Newbury, through to Aldermaston, an area where many founders either lived or worked. The lodge emblem depicts that part of the river where the water-mill graced its banks.

W.Bro. Short became Secretary after leaving the Chair and he steered the lodge through its first years, eventually leaving on retirement in 1975. W.Bro. Beauchamp, a skilled Emulation ritualist, was appointed Preceptor of the L.O.I. with W.Bro. H.F. Norfolk as D.C. of the lodge. It was their influence which guided the work of the lodge to a very high standard, providing a sure foundation on which their successors have built a good reputation.

Enborne Lodge was consecrated by Right Worshipful Bro. Lt. Col. R.H. Ingham Clark, Prov. G.M., at the Masonic Hall, Greyfriars Road, Reading on 22nd May 1963.

RIVER ENBORNE

The River Enborne rises near the villages of Inkpen and West Woodhay, to the West of Newbury, Berkshire and, seen here, as it passes the Old Mill at Aldermaston.  From here it flows into the River Kennet.

Its source is in the county of Hampshire, and part of its course forms the border between Berkshire and Hampshire.

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