Tring Lodge

Lodge Number: 5001
Consecration: 14 May 1928
Meeting Place: Gables Hall – Linslade
Meeting Dates: 4th Tuesday May (Installation)
4th Tuesday January
4th Tuesday March
4th Tuesday September
4th Tuesday November


The Lodge was consecrated at the Holborn Restaurant, London by the Provincial Grand Master of Hertfordshire, RW Bro Charles E Keyser, PGW, assisted by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W. Bro William Hamilton-Underhill, PDE, as Installing Master. There were seventeen Founders. The first Master was W. Bro Tyrwhitt Drake, MA, PPGChap. who was Vicar of Wiggington at that time. At the meeting on 23rd September 1930, the Chaplain recited verses 1 – 8. 13 and 14 from Chapter 12 of the Book of Ecclesiastes and this practice has now become part of the Third Degree Ceremony.

Apart from the Consecration, Lodge meetings were held at The Rose and Crown Hotel, Tring until 1980 when the meeting place changed to The Gables, Linslade, Bedfordshire – the Dispensation being waived in 1985.

Another notable Dispensation was three years after the end of the War, when the Lodge was allowed to hold the regular meeting on Wednesday 23rd March in view of the Installation of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire as MW the Grand Master, by MW Bro H. M. King George VI.