Thornliebank masonic lodge celebrates 150th birthday

Saturday was a special day for members of Lodge Thorntree No.512 – for it marked the exact date of the founding of the lodge 150 years ago.

Pic (l -r) Grand Master Mason, Ramsay McGhee, RWM of Lodge Thorntree, Stuart Lauder and Depute Provincial Grand Master Mason, Ronnie Fraser.

Celebrations at the Thornliebank-based lodge in 1871 included a visit by the Grand Master Mason of Scotland, Bro. Ramsay McGhee who conducted a commemoration ceremony followed by a celebration dinner.

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When the lodge’s charter was granted Thornliebank was just a small village dominated by the huge chimneys of the Printfield Calico Print and Dyeworks.