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Masonic Province of Hertfordshire
Tercentenary - History Project
Banners of Craft Lodges in Hertfordshire (Continued)
East Barnet Lodge No: 6259
The East Barnet Lodge was founded by a number of local business men. It was generally known as the Thursday Club; which was early closing day in Barnet. Dispensation was granted for the consecration to take place at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street on 13th June 1946.
The banner dedication was at the Salisbury Hotel, Hertford in March 1958. The central emblem on the banner was adapted from the Lychgate of St Mary’s Church, one of the oldest in Hertfordshire. The motto inscribed around the emblem reads ‘Deo Regi Fratribus Honor Fidelitas Benevolentia’ and means ‘For God King and the Brethren, Honour Fidelity and Benevolence’. This motto also appears on the companions jewel of the masonic order of the Holy Royal Arch.
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