Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes
The Crown Lodge No 7840 meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 20.00 at The Miners Institute, Llay.
City Secretary: Bro John Birch KOM
Bro John Birch ROH
CROWN LODGE No 7840 - A SHORT HISTORY
The Crown Lodge first opened it's doors on 28th November 1946 at the Crown Hotel in Llay. The Lodge then met on a Friday evening.
In 1970 the Lodge moved to it's present home of the Miners Institute at Llay. This was after it had applied to move some years earlier but had been turned down by Provincial Grand Lodge on the advice of the Grand Secretary. It has now settled into it's home and now meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.
THE WHITEGATES LODGE No 10424
A SHORT HISTORY
The Whitegates Lodge is named after the Historic Gates of Leeswood which it is said never opened because of non-payment to their manufacturer.
The Lodge was opened on 2nd September 1986 at the Lion Inn Leeswood which was the original home of the Black Diamond Lodge. This was the first lodge to be opened under the control of the Wrexham & District Province.
The Lodge has now had to amalgamate with the Crown Lodge and now meets at the Miners Institute Llay.
NEW PRIMO FOR LODGE
On 20th April 2013 at the Miner's Institute LLay, a new Primo was inducted for the Crown Whitegates Lodge.
The new Primo Bro Andy Walters was inducted by the Immediate Past Provincial Grand Primo Bro David Jerman ROH Grand Chamberlain 2004. Bro Andy was supported by his Sponsors Bros Dave Cooper ROH Grand Constable 2012, Pat Clements ROH Grand Tyler 1991 and John Birch KOM Provincial Grand Primo Wrexham & District Province 2009.
The ceremony was very well attended with many Grand Lodge Officers attending and many Brothers travelling from over the country.
An excellent evening and the Province wish Brother Andy a long and happy Buffalo career and see you at PGL soon.
For photos of Bro Andy click on button below.
On 30th November 2013 at Grand Lodge in session, it was proposed and approved that the Crown Whitegates Lodge would change it's name back to the
GRAND LODGE OFFICER FOR CROWN LODGE.
On 30th November 2013 at Grand Lodge in session, Bro John Birch ROH was elected the Grand Alderman of Benevolence for the year 2014. Serving with Bro David Jerman ROH Deputy Grand Primo 2014.
Congratulations Bro John from all the Province and hope you have a good year in office.