Banners of Craft Lodges in Hertfordshire (Continued)
Round Table Lodge of Hertfordshire No: 9221
Tablers, past and present, petitioned for a new Lodge in Hertfordshire which was consecrated at the Rickmansworth Masonic School. It joined the many such lodges throughout the country providing a focal point for all members of the craft with a Round Table background.
The first Round Table Lodge No: 7619 was consecrated in London in 1958. Names vary, some link the name of the table with the relevant Province, others allude, i.e. Table Rotunda, and a further variation is Lodge of Fellowship. This lodge, the Round Table Lodge of Hertfordshire No: 9221 was consecrated on 4th April, 1987.
The motto of the Round Table is very appropriate, "Adapt, Adopt, Improve" taken from a speech by the then Prince of Wales. Its most important objective is fellowship.
The banner emblem shows the Round Table badge with the Hertfordshire Hart in the centre replacing the usual red rose. It was made by an accomplished needle-woman who regularly made lodge banners, Mrs Amy Foster, wife of W.Bro.Foster of Gadebourne Lodge 6960. Dedication took place on the 18th January 1989. The quality of the banner is exceptionally fine.