Artefacts of the Lodge

Masonic Tools As the Lodge has developed over the years so have our Treasures. Masefield Lodge now has a fine collection of pieces donated by members present and past, including some unusual items of significant historical interest and sentimental value.

The Loving Cup

The Loving CupThe Loving Cup was presented by W.Bro.T.R. Arter, W.M. 1886.
This Cup is circulated around all the Brethren at every Installation Meeting. The new Worshipful Master must start and end his reply to his toast as the Cup is circulated around the room. The cup is filled with sparkling wine, and each Brother is protected by his neighbour as he drinks.

Silver Trowel

Silver TrowelPresented by Mrs. C. Williams to the Rt. W.Bro. Sir Edmund Lechmere, Bart., M.P., Provincial Grand Master of Worcestershire, when he laid the Corner Stone of St. Agnes' Church, Moseley, 3rd October 1883.

Tracing Board

Tracing BoardThis is the Tracing Board used at all of the Masefield Lodge Regular Meetings and Rehearsals. Made from mahogany, the Tracing Board is opened by turning one of the two double-sided leaves. A unique item of furniture, for which we have no historical details to date.

Founder's Jewel and Copy

Founders JewelsThe Jewel on the left of the image is a recent addition to the Lodge collection, having been purchased from the Worcestershire Masonic Library and Museum. It is shown here next to an original Founder's Jewel, that of W.Bro. C. Williams, on which the inscription reads: "Promoter and one of the Founders" indicating his special efforts in the formation of the Lodge.

Other Items of Note

Together with the items mentioned above, the Lodge has been presented over the years with interesting artefacts which are preserved with care by the Lodge Tyler, and stored safe with the Lodge property. These include:

Other Items of NoteTwo Horn Snuff Boxes presented by W.Bro. E. Worrall, W.M. 1885. A Silver Cigarette Box presented to W.Bro. A.W. Watson in 1953, on the 50th anniversary of his initiation.

Two Cut Class Goblets used by the Senior and Junior Members attending any Festive Board. A Golf Trophy presented by W.Bro. E. Baker, W.M. 1932. Three Silver Goblets for use by the Master and Wardens at the Festive Board. A Holy Bible presented by W.Bro. J.S. Pritchett, Founder.

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