Banners of Craft Lodges in Hertfordshire (Continued)
Ludgrove Lodge No: 7766
Ludgrove Lodge was consecrated as a result of a developing Old Students Association encouraged by the first headmaster of East Barnet Modern School. Two hundred members and guests attended the consecration conducted by RW Bro the Rev. Dr. Joseph Moffett on 5th June 1961. Although originally the lodge was formed as an addition to the association, today it encourages members from other backgrounds to provide freemasonry universal and to live up to the banner motif 'En Avant', or literally, 'Forward'.
The Lodge name stems from the historic Ludgrove school which at one time stood near Cockfosters and the grounds which were used by the school as playing fields and on which the first old students clubhouse was built. The lodge now meets at Mayflower Place, Hertingfordbury.
The banner was dedicated 17th May 1988 and re-dedicated on 19th April 2011 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary The coat of arms is that of the East Barnet school and shows crossed swords and the red and white tudor roses signifying the battle of Barnet together with the omega symbol.
The lodge is now closed and the banner stored at the Provincial Office in Fleet House.