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Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby Richard Develyn » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:20 pm

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
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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby P471 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:11 pm

Welcome to the forum Richard. Great introduction btw
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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby Mike Martin » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:18 am

HI Richard
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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby Peter Taylor » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:45 am

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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby JulesTheBit » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:14 am

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.
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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby aprado » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:21 am

Welcome Richard!
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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby MrBenn » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:47 pm

Welcome to the forum Richard, nice to have you with us
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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby wayne cowley » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:28 pm

A very warm welcome from me too

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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby Lloyd Wiebe » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:50 pm

Welcome aboard. Hope you enjoy your time spent here.
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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby Richard Develyn » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:22 pm

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? :-) )

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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby Dalkeith » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:07 pm

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?

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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby Steve Treacle » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:21 pm

A warm welcome from Sussex, Bro!
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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby Richard Develyn » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:54 am

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?

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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!

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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby Dalkeith » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:26 pm

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?

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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!

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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

Postby Richard Develyn » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:27 pm

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?

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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?

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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby Dalkeith » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:50 pm

Hi Richard,

my lodge is Dalkeith Kilwinning No. 10


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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby eckywan2 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:22 am

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 !


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Re: Hello from Blyth, Northumberland

Postby Saracen1970 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:27 am

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.
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