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Marlow               Lodge
No. 2752

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From the time that the Lodge moved to the Masonic Hall, the Festive Board was held at the Complete Angler Hotel, except during the war when a social buffet was held at the Chequers Hotel. After the war, Festive Boards were first held at the Crown Hotel and later at the George and Dragon Hotel.

In the autumn of 1970 several members of the Lodge called a meeting of representatives of the other Lodges and Chapters using the Temple with the view that alterations and improvements could be made to provide kitchens, dining accommodation, a bar and lounge so that the premises could be made a complete home for the members. Meetings continued and on 4 September 1972 a plan was approved at an estimated cost of £28,000 and completed in May 1974. The Lodge still meets at the Masonic Hall which is now renamed the Marlow Masonic Centre.


The decision of the Grand Lodge after the Great War (1914-1918) to erect a Masonic Temple in Great Queen Street, London, as a memorial to those Masons who had lost their lives in the service of their country was energetically supported by the R.W. Provincial Grand Master, Rear-Admiral Sir E.F.Inglefield, K.B.E. The Masonic Million Memorial Fund was launched and it was proposed that it would be financed by voluntary contributions from the entire Masonic community. This would be recognised by the issue of commemorative jewels. Members of a lodge who contributed ten guineas or more were awarded a silver breast jewel and members who contributed 100 guineas or more were awarded a gold breast jewel. Lodges who’s membership all contributed to the fund were to have the name of their Lodge recorded in the new building as a Hall Stone Lodge and the Master of such a Lodge was to be entitled to wear a gilded silver jewel attached to a light blue collarette. Marlow Lodge was not slow to take up this challenge and in January 1923 it was reported that the Lodge had become a Hall Stone Lodge. It is a matter of pride in the Province of Buckinghamshire that every Lodge at the time did the same and the Province has the distinction of being the only Hall Stone Province. On 3rd March 1926 W.Bro. W.A.Porter, Worshipful Master, was invested with the Hall Stone Collar and Jewel by the Provincial Grand Master, M.W.Bro. Lord Ampthill, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., and this collar and jewel has since been worn on every Masonic occasion by the Worshipful Master of the Marlow Lodge.

Individual members silver breast jewel.

A silver personal members jewel

Member Lodge collarette jewel.

A gilded Master’s collarette jewel