Saturday, 14 December 2019

Going north ... and wargaming Freemasons (Part 2)

Thanks to appalling weather and traffic conditions, it took me over six hours to drive the 180 miles to Sheffield ... but it was well worth it in the end. I and my fellow visitors saw our old friend Installed as Worshipful Master of one of the oldest Masonic Lodges in England (and the oldest in Area 4 of the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding), after which we attended the Festive Board (what we Masons call the after meeting meal) in one of the dining rooms at Tapton Hall in Sheffield.

Tapton Hall, Sheffield.
We were all able to meet up with the newly installed Worshipful master for a hearty breakfast before returning home yesterday. Luckily the weather was somewhat better, and traffic was not as heavy until we reached London. As a result, the journey home was a bit quicker, and I was home by 4.30pm.

Over breakfast I was able to discuss the possibility of forming a Masonic Wargaming Group or Club with my companions ... and it looks as if I have at least three new recruits as well as the possibility of involving other wargaming Freemasons who are known to them.

All in all, it was great to visit Sheffield again, and I hope to return in the not too distant future.


  1. I would be interested in the idea of a wargames group of masons.

    1. Mike C,

      If you contact me by email and can give a cautious Brother the answer to a question or two, I’ll be only too glad to pass your details on to the coordinator.

      All the best,


    2. We have corresponded previously via my city of London email. I'll drop you a line this week.

    3. Mike C,

      Cheers! I’m in the process of setting up a group on io for suitably qualified Masonic wargamers.

      All the best,



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