What is Freemasonry?Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others it’s about being able to help deserving causes.
Becoming a MasonThere are lots of Freemasons throughout England and Wales, and districts overseas. Worldwide, the figure rises to six million all with special reasons why they enjoy Freemasonry.
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Ladies Festival 2017Our 2017 Ladies’ Festival is scheduled for 13 May 2017 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DA. It promises to be a very exciting event.
Welcome to Telegraph Cable Lodge No. 2470
A little information about us
Our Freemasons Lodge, TELEGRAPH CABLE LODGE No. 2470 has been in existence for over 120 years and operates under the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) constitution.
On 9 February 1893, a petition signed by eleven Freemasons and recommended “for the favourable consideration of the MW the Grand Master” by the Master of Royal Athelstan Lodge, No. 19, was presented at Freemasons’ Hall.
The petitioners prayed the MW the Grand Master – the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII – to grant them a Warrant for the purpose of forming a Lodge. The aim was “to unite in brotherly association, members and friends of the several telegraph companies, others interested in the advancement of submarine telegraphy and electrical science from various parts of the world.”
The Petition named the Marquess of Tweeddale, Knight Templar as the first master. Telegraph Cable Lodge, No. 2470 was formed to join men from several telegraph companies together, as well as others interested in the advancement of underwater telegraphy and electrical engineering. The Latin motto on the lodge’s badge translates as ‘Everywhere under the sea’.