(bu Freemasonry Today, 17 June 2019)
PLANS TO CREATE A WELSH RUGBY CLUBS LODGE WERE WELL AND TRULY ENDORSED BY A FANTASTIC TURN OUT FOR ITS FIRST SOCIAL NIGHT AT PENARTH MASONIC STADIUM
The social night was created by Club Captain Paul Haley to assess the viability of seeking Consecration of a lodge that encompasses all those that have played within or supported Welsh club rugby.
The occasion was even more historic as research has proven that Penarth Masonic Hall is built on the former Penarth RFC ground where the Barbarians and Penarth played their first historic games against Penarth from 1901 to 1914.
Paul Haley explained: ‘The intention is to make this a rugby themed “must visit” lodge. It will be unique in recognising the special place rugby has in South Wales and ensuring the rugby club atmosphere is engendered in the Festive Board.’
In welcoming guest Founders from Adrian Davies Lodge of Rugby Union No. 9884 in the Province of Gloucestershire, Paul set out how the lodge intends to attract members and visitors from Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath, London Welsh, Leicestershire and Oxford, as well as…,