Banners of Craft Lodges in Hertfordshire (Continued)
Medburn Lodge No: 8841
The hamlet of Medburn which consists of two farms and a few cottages stands about one mile to the south of Radlett, and the name is taken from the Saxon meaning Middle Burn or Break. It derived this name from the brook or stream which ran from the Aldenham lake, now a reservoir, on the higher ground as an outlet through to the Tykeswater which runs through Radlett. The lodge was consecrated on 25th October 1978.
The banner, dedicated on 23rd April 1997, shows a house - the present Medburn Lodge House - which was the eastern entrance to the estate of Lord Aldenham. Three original designs were produced by W.Bro Philip Hoy these having been drawn by his son, Richard. The banner design having been agreed it was produced by the sewing circle run by Rev.Cannon Richard Tidiman and Mrs Hoy.
Whilst incorporating the masonic square and compass, the banner is unusual in that the two orbs that normally appear on top of the pillars representing the celestial and terrestrial globes have been replaced by representations of day and night incorporated into the overall banner design.
The banner costs were covered by Lodge funds.