AMPHIBIOUS
MASONIC LODGE
No. 258

The Masonic Hall
Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire
England

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LODGE HISTORY

The Warrant of No. 258 Lodge was granted to a number of Marine officers at Stonehouse, near Plymouth who formed a lodge at the Marine Barracks situated there. The Lodge was named Amphibious, a name derived from the fact that the membership largely consisted of brethren in the Naval & Military Services.

The late 1700's were hard times for all military Lodges and by the end of the 17th year of the Lodge, the Napoleonic Wars and Royal Marine deployments, across the known globe at that time, had dealt a heavy blow to lodge membership, many members having laid down their lives for King and Country in the call of duty in various theatres of war.

The Lodge membership so depleted, In 1803 the warrant for Amphibious Lodge travelled north. On the 2nd of May, at The Shears Inn, Hightown, Amphibious Lodge rose from the ashes of a long a costly conflict to be reborn amongst the mills in the lush Spen Valley. Worshipful Brother Robert Sutcliffe, Master of Fidelity Lodge (Leeds) conducted a ceremony of consecration and a new Chapter in this long Lodge history was written.

Amphibious Lodge has had a number of meeting places since Stonehouse Barracks, Plymouth namely:

Stonehouse, Plymouth 1786
The Shears Inn, Hightown 1803
The Bull's Head, Liitle Gomersal 1813
The White Hart, Hightown 1816
The Globe Inn, Millbridge 1824
Heckmondwike Masonic Hall 1850 - Present Day

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PAST MASTERS OF THE LODGE

1786 - James George Prosser
1787 - Richard Hitchcock & Thomas Haines
1788 - John Deeble & Matthew Mundy
1789 - George. E. Venicombe & S. Mitchell
1790 - George Drake
1791 - James George Prosser
1792 - Richard Hitchcock
1803/4 - John Binns
1805 - Joseph Goodall
1806 - Richard Marsden
1807 - William Dex
1808/9 - Thomas Balmforth
1810/16 - Edward Wear
1817 - Benjamin Firth
1822/23 - George Lister
1824 - Thomas Goodall
1825/30 - Joseph Goodall
1831 - Thomas Crowther
1832/3 - Joseph Goodall
1834/5 - Joseph Brooke
1836/7 - Thomas Dean
1838/40 - Joseph Smith
1841/2 - Roebuck France
1843 - George Mitchell
1844 - John Royle
1845 - Thomas Allatt
1846 - Thomas Greenwood
1847 - George Auly Macaulay
1848 - William Wheeler
1849 - Robert S. Carter
1850 - Joseph Atkinson
1851 - Thomas Berry
1852 - Lionel William Knowles
1853 - John Booth
1854 - James Atkinson
1855 - Daniel Berry
1856 - Benjamin Wilson Micklethwaite
1857 - William Henry Sykes
1858 - Albert Daniel Hindley
1859 - James Kelly
1860 - John Batley
1861 - Henry James Fearnley
1862 - Abram Brearley
1863 - William Scholes
1864 - John Booth
1865 - John Stott
1866 - Richard Pepper
1867 - John Cockill
1868 - Isaac Faulkner Oates
1869 - Henry Frederick Cockill
1870 - James Fawcett
1871 - Joseph C. Wharton
1872 - William Allatt
1873 - Thomas John Pickles
1874 - Charles Henry Pickles
1875 - Ben Walker
1876 - Abraham Foster
1877 - John Joseph Fawell
1878 - Benjamin Crowther
1879 - James Ingham
1880 - Herbert Sykes
1881 - Abraham Foster
1882 - John Hobson
1883 - John Sowden
1884 - Joseph Goodall
1885 - John Royle
1886/7 - Auly Macaulay
1888 - Thomas Mitcheson
1889 - Sam Cockill
1890 - Sam Sinkinson
1891 - George Illingworth
1892 - George Alfred Rushworth
1893 - Ben Child
1894 - Robert Hall
1895 - Abraham Stead
1896 - George Heaton
1897 - Charles Edward Garside
1898 - Richard Gill
1899 - Herbert Heaton
1900 - Ben Batley
1901 - Thomas Wharton
1902 - Ernest Pickles
1903 - Albert Medley
1904 - James Marshall
1905 - John Gill
1906 - Ernest G. Burnley
1907 - Fred Holdsworth
1908 - James Gledhill
1909 - Frederick William Allatt
1910 - Joseph Blackburn
1911 - Luke Barmby
1912 - Alfred Bruce
1913 - George Lister
1914 - Harvey Spivey
1915 - Thomas Carter
1916 - Thomas W. Crowther
1917 - Tom Gotobed
1918 - James R. Pawson
1919 - Marshall Grange
1920 - William H. Harrison
1921 - Joseph Armitage
1922 - Charles Naylor
1923 - Robert Anderson
1924 - Norman Sharp
1925 - Percy Hanson
1926 - Thomas S. Harrison
1927 - Matthew Goodall
1928 - Harry Crow
1929 - John Batley
1930 - Percy Armitage
1931 - Lawrence R. Wharton
1932 - Herbert Sutcliffe
1933 - George L. Hinchcliffe
1934 - Ben Batley
1935 - Joseph C. Davison
1936 - Lawrence W. Merrick
1937 - Percy Kaye
1938 - Harry Crowther
1939 - Frank Simpson
1940 - Arnold Spivey
1941 - William F. Cave
1942 - Arnold Townend
1943 - Norman Blackburn
1944 - Cyril Thackray
1945 - Joseph C. Watson
1946 - Albert Middleton
1947 - William Leonard Rouse
1948 - Walter Firth
1949 - George Porteus
1950 - Fred Davenport
1951 - Walter Astle
1952 - Harry Booth
1953 - Christopher Wales
1954 - Fred Sheard
1955 - John G. Liversidge
1956 - Benjamin Mawson
1957 - Henry H. Maddison
1958 - Norman V. Robinson
1959 - Eric Bellfield
1960 - Ronald G. Overend
1961 - William Sheard
1962 - Arnold Mortimer
1963 - Arnold Wood
1964 - Harold T. Greaves
1965 - John Hornsby
1966 - Leslie Dickinson
1967 - Ronal F. Brearley
1968 - Joe B. Preston
1969 - Kenneth W. Rangeley
1970 - Horac Whitaker
1971 - Leslie A Riley
1972 - Kenneth B. Nicholson
1973 - John G. Logbottom
1974 - C. Douglas Brewer
1975 - C. David Sheard
1976 - Gilbert Spurr
1977 - Tom Humes
1978 - Ronald H. Merrick
1979 - Arthur B. Walker
1980 - Cedric N. Teather
1981 - Geoffrey H. Bell
1982 - John F. Tetley
1983 - Peter Atherton
1984 - Desmond Broadbent
1985 - Walter Brook
1986 - Gerald Bolam
1987 - John A. Rowling
1988 - John H. Harrison
1989 - Robert McMillan
1990 - Derek J. Binns
1991 - Allan J. Callow
1992 - Mark R. Holt
1993 - William G.B. McGolpin
1994 - Steven Naylor
1995 - Ivan D. Morden
1996 - Melvyn W. Newsome
1997 - Paul Crowther
1998 - Robert N. Banham
1999 - J. Trevor Lockwood
2000 - John B. Birkenshaw
2001 - David Skerrett
2002 - Peter Worthington
2003 - Christopher R. Lovell
2004 - Phil Dodd
2005 - David Skerrett
2006 - George Dalton
2007 - Joseph R. Priestley

INSTALLATION DATE CHANGED FROM DEC TO JAN

2009/10 - John V. Wainwright
2011/12 - Adrian P. Collins
2013 - Christopher Smith
2014 - Peter Atherton
2015 - Derek J. Binns
2016 - James J. Hunt
2017 - Adrian P. Collins
2018 - Zane Collins

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