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Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:20 pm
by Richard Develyn
Greetings brethren, greetings non-freemasons.

My name is Richard Develyn and I'm a newish member of the Craft, based in Cowpen Lodge, Blyth, Northumberland.

I'm 54 years old, a computer programmer all my life and now co-founder/owner/director of a small IT company based here in the north-east and in London.

I went through my degree ceremonies pretty quickly, my 1st and 2nd having taken place in the spring of last year and my 3rd after the recess in October. Following this I have been doing a lot of visiting and a lot of thinking about where freemasonry is going to fit into my life, and broadly speaking I think this is going to take me in two directions:

First of all, I enjoy visiting lodges, because I find that the welcome I receive coupled with the lodge's generally bonhomie is always very uplifting.

Secondly, I wish to contribute to the general debate about the future of the craft in the light of our changing society. I'm passionate about the craft and its principles/morals/aims, and I enjoy analytical thinking. I think that there are challenges to be faced when presenting freemasonry to the next generation and I would like to try to participate in overcoming those challenges. To this end I'm sure I will find myself joining Quatuor Coronati soon and, hopefully, playing an active role within it, though for now I just need to catch up with all the reading!

In the meantime I also look forward to participating in all of the interesting discussions that take place in this forum.

So for now - all the best

Richard

Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:11 pm
by P471
Welcome to the forum Richard. Great introduction btw

Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:02 pm
by admin
Welcome Bro. always nice to welcome new blood.

Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:18 am
by Mike Martin
HI Richard

Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:45 am
by Peter Taylor
A warm welcome to LRUK!

Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:14 am
by JulesTheBit
Hi Richard, and welcome to LRUK
I live in Kent but most of my Freemasonry is in London. At the moment I'm quite deeply involved in a University Scheme Lodge.
Have fun!
S&F, Jules

Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:21 am
by aprado
Welcome Richard!

Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:59 am
by Peter Dowling
Welcome to LRUK.

Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:47 pm
by MrBenn
Welcome to the forum Richard, nice to have you with us

Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:28 pm
by wayne cowley
A very warm welcome from me too

Wayne

Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:50 pm
by Lloyd Wiebe
Welcome aboard. Hope you enjoy your time spent here.

Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:22 pm
by Richard Develyn
Thank you very much for all the welcomes.

I have one quick little question to start with: Why "LR Veteren" rather than "LR Veteran"? Is this some sort of archaic version of veteran, or does it mean something different?

(Or is it just a spelling mistake? :-) )

Richard

Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:07 pm
by Dalkeith
Welcome Richard, there are a few of us on this forum that are north of the border, which isn't too far away for visiting. When does your lodge meet?

S&F
Jim


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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:21 pm
by Steve Treacle
A warm welcome from Sussex, Bro!

Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:54 am
by Richard Develyn
Dalkeith wrote:Welcome Richard, there are a few of us on this forum that are north of the border, which isn't too far away for visiting. When does your lodge meet?

S&F
Jim


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The first monday, starting in September, in Blyth. The northumberland province web site is quite good for details of who meets when (http://www.northumberlandmasons.org/).

I also like to visit too, though so far the furthest north I've been to is Amble. I like the idea of visiting a Scottish lodge - I've heard a lot about them and I'm curious to see whether the rumours are true!

Richard


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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:26 pm
by Dalkeith
Richard Develyn wrote:
Dalkeith wrote:Welcome Richard, there are a few of us on this forum that are north of the border, which isn't too far away for visiting. When does your lodge meet?

S&F
Jim


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The first monday, starting in September, in Blyth. The northumberland province web site is quite good for details of who meets when (http://www.northumberlandmasons.org/).

I also like to visit too, though so far the furthest north I've been to is Amble. I like the idea of visiting a Scottish lodge - I've heard a lot about them and I'm curious to see whether the rumours are true!

Richard


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Richard,

You will be more than welcome to visit my lodge, we meet 1st and 3rd Monday oct-may


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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:27 pm
by Richard Develyn
Dalkeith wrote:
Richard Develyn wrote:
Dalkeith wrote:Welcome Richard, there are a few of us on this forum that are north of the border, which isn't too far away for visiting. When does your lodge meet?

S&F
Jim


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The first monday, starting in September, in Blyth. The northumberland province web site is quite good for details of who meets when (http://www.northumberlandmasons.org/).

I also like to visit too, though so far the furthest north I've been to is Amble. I like the idea of visiting a Scottish lodge - I've heard a lot about them and I'm curious to see whether the rumours are true!

Richard


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Richard,

You will be more than welcome to visit my lodge, we meet 1st and 3rd Monday oct-may


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Thank you.

Which lodge is it?

Richard


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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:50 pm
by Dalkeith
Hi Richard,

my lodge is Dalkeith Kilwinning No. 10


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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:22 am
by eckywan2
Welcome bro
Please take up Jims offer and come up to Scotland anytime and see how it should be
and where it all started
We expect visitors here as per the origins of the craft with signs etc to allow such!
as a newbie its easier to visit with someone that's been around and Jims a prolific visitor
and he even speaks English
( just don't mention drones)
My lodge is Trafalgar 223 in Leith every 2nd and 4th Tuesday don't ask for invite just come !


Fratermally
ecky PM 223
PS I'm great at computer spilling mistokes too
its easy for Jim / Dalkeith he spells his lodge name with an X

Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:27 am
by Saracen1970
Hello Brother Richard,

Welcome to LRUK, and you will be assured of a very warm welcome to any Scottish Lodge.

We all love to have visitors, best way to make new friends.