Thame Masonic Hall is re-opened Mr Howland said that the development was one in which all who use the facilities can take great pride. The front of the building has been re-built to give easier access to the handicapped and elderly and the hall is now equipped with a new lift, disabled facilities, new toilets and a new kitchen.The drop-in centre will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to midday. … [Read more...] about THE £500,000 re-development of the Thame Masonic Hall has been opened by Nick Howland, deputy provincial grand master of the province of Oxfordshire.
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PUBLISHED: 11:00 24 March 2018 Debbie Davies Rich Hall brings his Hoedown tour to St Ives JZ131024-10093.HP.tif: © john zumpano Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show stops off at the Burgess Hall in St Ives on May 10. The Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trump’s America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. There’s stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, foot-stomping good time to be had by all...even if you don’t own a hoe. Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between the US and UK is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. His BBC Four documentaries, most recently Rich Hall’s Countrier Than You and Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match and BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown have built him a new legion of followers, as has appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. Following a hugely successful autumn 2017 … [Read more...] about A foot-stomping good time to be expected with Rich Hall in St Ives
NORTHALLERTON’S Masonic Hall is throwing open its doors to dispel myths and answer questions about Freemasonry. An open evening is being held by the Anchor Lodge at the hall on Friarage Street, Northallerton on Wednesday, March 7 in a bid to inform the public about the work of the organisation locally and nationally. The informal event is open to everybody and aims to answer people’s questions about the organisation and find out about the work it does in the local community. Loading article content A spokesman for the group said: “This is your opportunity to ask questions about Freemasonry, to look inside the building, probe beyond the myths and find out for yourself what Freemasonry is really about, and does for the community at large.” The Freemasons support a number of local good causes every year. They include a recent donation of £4,000 made by the Masonic Charitable Foundation to Northallerton-based charity Breathing Space, which went … [Read more...] about Masonic Hall invites public to find out about Freemasonry
PUBLISHED: 17:00 20 February 2018 Jason Noble Former Masons Pub, Victoria Street, Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT Plans have been lodged to knock down a derelict former pub in Ipswich and give the land a new lease of life as flats. The Masons Arms in Victoria Street, Ipswich, which has been badly damaged by fires. Picture: SIMON PARKER The Masons Pub in Victoria Street has been closed for several years, and despite being marketed as to let by owners in June 2016, did not result in any requests to view and no offers. Now, a planning application has been submitted to Ipswich Borough Council by Warren Wright (Ipswich) Ltd which proposes demolishing the site and constructing a block of eight flats, with six car park spaces and eight cycle spaces. In the plans agent Stan Beanland from Beanland Associates said: “It is proposed to demolish the existing building and construct a new block of residential apartments. “In addition, there will be six parking spaces and eight cycle … [Read more...] about Plans submitted to turn former Masons Arms in Ipswich into flats
PUBLISHED: 08:12 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:12 14 February 2018 Alix Massey and Rosie Baker enjoy the snowdrops at Kentwell Hall. Picture: GREGG BROWN Snowdrops, the blooms that signal the end of winter is on its way, have arrived a week early this year, according to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Sat amongst the snowdrops at Kentwell Hall is Alix Massey. Picture: GREGG BROWN A mild winter meant snowdrop varieties usually seen at the turn of the year were flowering in the first part of December, while ordinary snowdrops are a week earlier - and much earlier than the cold winters of 2009 and 2010. Snowdrops have also seen their flowering time shift in recent decades as a result of climate change, with the “fair maids of February” - once common in late February - now routinely flowering in the first part of January. Jessica Gore-Gauci playing in the snowdrops at Kentwell Hall. Picture: GREGG BROWN This year’s cold snap has arrested their development … [Read more...] about Visitors to Kentwell Hall in Long Melford enjoy first signs that spring is on its way as snowdrops arrive early