1000th Meeting & Banner Dedication


The Vale of White Horse Lodge No. 1770 held its 1000th Regular Meeting on Thursday 2nd February 2017. The first meeting was held on Thursday 31st October 1878.


At the Golden Anniversary in 1928 W.Bro Pocock presented the Lodge with a Banner. This has been displayed in the Lodge since then but was beginning to show its age and was in need of replacement. W.Bro Brian Barnes generously commissioned and presented the Lodge with a new Banner.


The Banner was dedicated at the 1000th Meeting by a full Provincial Banner Dedication Team lead by the Provincial Grand Master for Berkshire Right Worshipful Brother Martin Geoffrey Peters.

New banner


Vale of White Horse Chapter No. 1770 presents cheque for Wiltshire 2017 Festival

At the Vale of White Horse Chapter No 1770 meeting held on Wednesday 8th February it was honoured to receive a high number of visiting companions from the neighbouring province of Wiltshire. EComp Philip Bullock (Provincial Grand Master of Wiltshire) and EComp Andrew Tiffin Provincial Treasurer were invited as guests of the MEZ EComp Ray Pipe, to visit the Chapter.   Also in attendance and support were the Most Excellent Grand Superintendents in and over the Provinces of Wiltshire and Berkshire.

Following an Exaltation Ceremony, MEZ Ray Pipe presented the Provincial Grand Master with a cheque for £500.00 towards the Masonic Samaritan Fund Wiltshire 2017 Festival.  The PrGM warmly thanked the Companions of the Chapter for their very kind and generous donation and mentioned what a pleasant surprise it was to see so many Wiltshire Freemasons who are members of the Chapter and also the number visiting on the evening.  

Chapter cheque

MEZ EComp Ray Pipe presenting a cheque for £500 to PrGM EComp Philip Bullock with the MEGS of Berkshire EComp Ian Hopgood



The Vale of White Horse Lodge member Richard Noakes completed the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 15th April 2018. Richard raised £1430 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.


Richard says, “Most, if not all of us, have been impacted by the effects of cancer at some time whether it be personally, through a friend, relative or just someone we know. It’s tough at any time but I would imagine especially so in younger years which is why I chose to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust by running the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 15th April 2018. Brighton was my home town, so to run a marathon there means a lot to me. Your support is greatly appreciated and I would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support. I have two teenage sons and this run was in memory of their Uncle Lee, my brother-in-law.”