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Posted by Don Scott on June 28, 2019, 9:50 pm
On our recent visit to the NE we spent a day at Beamish Open Air Museum...well worth it. One of the reconstructions in the town is a Freemasons Lodge although only the front fašade is original. One point of interest in there was a board listing all the lodges of Durham County in the late 19th/early 20th century. I took a photo, below, as I thought it might spark some comment on the board as to where all these Hebburn Lodges were situated.
The 'Perseverance' Lodge is an easy one as my stepfather, Harold Siddle, was a member there. They used a building on the street behind New Town School which had the tell-tale shield with masons square and dividers above the door. Strange that Heworth should be part of the Hebburn grouping and Ellison Hall is a giveaway.
Recommended Local History websites.
www.oldtyneside.co.uk www.gatesheadeast.co.uk, www.donmouth.co.uk and www.hebburn.org