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Saturday 31st July was a busy day at the Loughborough Masonic Hall. The doors were opened at 12noon to allow local Freemasons, friends, and family to attend a service to dedicate the new doors to a dear departed friend and member, Mike Smallman.

A brand-new plaque was unveiled by Audrie Smallman, who was accompanied by the Provincial Senior Grand Warden of Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons, Alan Roberts. Both Audrey and Alan expressed their heartfelt thanks for the dedication, as they reminisced the work carried out by Mike over the years on behalf of the Freemasons.

Afterwards, the doors were kept open as people were invited in for refreshments and a tour around the splendid Lodge room and facilities.

The day was a huge success, and a superb way to commemorate the life and works of Mike Smallman.

Richard Barnett

Other work over the summer break has included the fitting of new front doors. The old doors have been replaced with solid oak doors making the lodge exterior look very smart and grand.

All work on the Accessible Toilet has now been completed and it is ready for use. Thanks go out to all those who helped raise the funds to make it possible but the biggest thanks go out to all those that help to build it and make it ready in time for the new season.

Thanks to donations and proceeds from 200 club, raffles and events such as the music events hosted by Concorde, work has started on the much needed easy access toilet over the summer. With work carried out by members and professionals, the toilet will be completed in time for the new season.

“If Music be the Food of Love” was the title of a concert given in the Carillon Rooms at Loughborough Masonic Hall on the 16th February.  “Concorde”,  a small group of singers based in the East Midlands, presented an evening of songs inspired by love in a wide variety of styles to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

A packed audience was enthralled by a programme of songs from Musicals, Shows and many popular and jazz classics, many being especially arranged for the group by one of its singers, David Toft. Solo items from within the group made up the rest of what was a most enjoyable concert.

As a result of the evening £1,000 was raised towards the cost of installing a toilet with ease of access at Loughborough Masonic Hall, a facility which will make it even more attractive in its increasing popularity as a venue for public and private events. A Christmas concert by the same group is planned for December 14th which again will raise money for Masonic Charities.

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