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Lodge Douglas No.1557



Lodge Douglas No.1557 was erected & consecrated  on Saturday 27th June 1959 ...

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 East Kilbride
was designated a new town in 1947 
 and since then many Glasgow eastenders have
 moved to this town situated in the south side of
 Glasgow. A number of Masonic Lodges meet in
 East Kilbride, one such lodge is Lodge Douglas

. the AEU Hall in  Bosfield Place, East Kilbride. The Hall was packed to capacity facilities were augmented by two large tents pitched outside the Hall, which provided cloakrooms. Strange how these stories develop for I happen to be very friendly with David Dick and I recently found out that he is a founder member of Lodge Douglas.    

Twenty-five years later along with myself,
Jas Turnbull, a Bridgeton boy now living in 
East Kilbride, attended Lodge Douglas's
25th Anniversary celebrations in 1984.


1984  RWM Bro.Walter Given
 Lodge Douglas 1557


Lodge Burnside 1361 brethren at the Lodge Douglas 1557,
25th anniversary in June 1984 in the Ballerup Hall


 Douglas Campbell, Bobby Thomson, Wull McArthur, Douglas Wiggins, Jas Turnbull, Jim Young
( some things never change .. note the 'empty' whisky bottle beside Jas & JY )


 Lodge Douglas bought the AEU Hall & the opening of Douglas Hall took place on 15th Nov.1986.
Founder Lodge Douglas member Frank Harper PM on accordion along with
Brigton boys from Lodge Burnside 1361, Wull McArthur & Jas Turnbull entertaining at the opening.
We both attended the 25th Anniversary, the opening of the new hall and we plan
to be at the 50th anniversary in 2009.


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Provincial Grand Master of Renfrewshire East
Bro.David S.Reid
PM of Lodge Douglas 1557


footnote : David's dad was the founding RWM of Lodge Douglas as can be seen on the PMs board above.


     See Lodge Douglas 1557 website    

Bro.Jim Dunlop my thanks to Jim Dunlop
Lodge Douglas 1557 MM,
Lodge Tir An Eorna 1775 FM
and East Kilbride Kirk Elder for these photographs.


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