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Assistant Provincial Grand Master: Ian Lewis
This area encompasses a region based on the centre of the Province. The Masonic Halls are based inthe old County Town of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Wakefield and also those based in Batley,Castleford, Leeds, Morley, Pontefract and Pudsey, with the area at one time being stronglyassociated with the corn, coal mining and textile/wool industries. In total there are 48 Lodgesmeeting at 10 Masonic Halls/Meeting Places.
The oldest Lodge, Lodge of Unanimity No 154, was founded in 1766 and is based in Wakefield.Whilst the newest Lodge is St Hubertus Lodge No: 9934, which was founded in 2016 and meets atthe Masonic Hall in Pontefract. This latter Lodge was set up to for those of who have special interestsin country pursuits.
The largest meeting place is at Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Headingley, Leeds where 17 Lodges meetwith a further five meeting at the Allerton, Nursery Lane Leeds and a further one meeting at theCosmopolitan Hotel in the centre of Leeds. Castle Grove is also the base for the Province’s MasonicAdministration.
The Lodges in Leeds include Aurora Lodge 4047 which has strong links to the Universities in the areadrawing some of its new members form the student population. There is also The Leeds and DistrictLodge of Installed Masters No 7918 that specialises in research and education in Masonry.
Another Lodge in Leeds with a special interest is The Leeds Lodge No 9867, which was set up in 2011to attract membership from those working and also living in the centre of Leeds.
The Lodges in Batley include Aequitas Lodges No 9832 a Lodge drawing its main membership fromthose having a background in law enforcement. There are also lodges that were founded formembers who had common interests in Round Table (Excalibur Lodge No: 9215 Morley) or LionsClub (Caldaire Lodge No: 9625 Castleford). However, there continues to be a large number of lodges in the area that successfully continue todraw members no matter what their industry background is.
The number Lodges per Masonic Hall in the area are: