A former members jewels and ritual books have been handed to the lodge by his granddaughter for which we are very thankful.

The former member, W Bro Robert Waller, was a founding member and amongst the memorabilia are his Founders Jewel and his Past Masters Jewel for 1951.

In addition there are a number of Stewards Jewels as follows:



1929 Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons Festival.

1949 Masonic Benevolent Institution Festival.

1951 The Royal Masonic Institution for Girls  in aid of the Royal Masonic School for Girls situated in Rickmansworth Park, Herts and The Royal Masonic Junior School for Girls situated in Weybridge, Surrey.

1952 The Royal Masonic Institution for Boys.

1954 Masonic Benevolent Institution Stewards Brest Badge.

1956 Worcestershire Stewards Jewel again for the  The Royal Masonic Institution for Boys with a Bar in respect of 1957.



In addition there are a number of old ritual books and a rather worn Mark Apron.

Of special interest is a book presented to the Stewards in the 1951 Festival Year giving the history of the school together with many of points of interest. It bears written confirmation of its presentation to Robert Waller within the cover.

The whole package will be on display at a future meeting. I will do my best to identify further information appropriate to the Jewels.

As previously stated he became a member of Elmley Castle in 1947 as a founder but the current records do not list his date of initiation. He resigned the lodge in 1967. It is believed that he was a partner of the company of opticians who practiced in Evesham  at that time.   At the time of his membership he is listed as resident in Cheltenham Road, Evesham.

The lodge will be asked to consider what should be done with the items. The Past Masters Jewel would be ideal for refurbishment and re-issue to a future past master. The Founders Jewel might be suitable for mounting in a small display frame or passed on to the Museum at Rainbow Hill.

Additionally there are a few documents related to his year in the Chair (1951) his signed Installation Summons and Ladies Night Program etc.


Elmley Castle Lodge Ladies Night will take place on Saturday 4th March 2017 at Wych Hill Hotel, Stow. GL54 1HY

Prices will be kept in line with last years most successful event. We don’t have accommodation details just at present but they will be posted when available.


2016 Christmas Special

17 September 2016

Christmas Carols With Elmley Castle Lodge 6247     11.45 am Wednesday 7th December 2016      Masonic Centre,     Swan Lane, Evesham. We’ve organised a Christmas Buffet Lunch, and to make it really special St Mary’s Catholic Primary, Children’s Choir, Conducted by Helen Morgans are coming to sing Christmas Carols, old and new ,with a glass […]

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Happy Afternoon

13 September 2016

A good turn out filled Worcester Cathedral on Sunday for the Masonic Service. Our Lodge being represented by the Worshipful Master Paul Emmerson, The Junior Warden W Bro Paul Taylor and acting Senior Warden W Bro Peter Ross the Immediate Past Master.

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