A brief history of the lodge
Bro. Ron Greedy 1926-2001
Bro. Ron was the first Master of the Lodge having been instrumental in setting the ball rolling.He only took the office for one meeting then Installed Bryan collier as his successor. Although it was agreed that we would practice Emulation ritual by the book, he always slipped into his version of “Oxford working” He died a couple of years later leaving a widow Mary who returned to her native Wales.
W. Bro. Bryan Collier
Bro Bryan became the second Master of the Lodge and his Installation was attended by his Father who he had proposed into Freemasonry in England in Hampshire. Bryan was initiated into Barton Court Lodge in 1960 and was a member of Friendship 37 prior to setting up our Lodge. He was the owner of the Shakespeare restaurant in Fuengirola were we used to have our festive boards as there were no dining facilities at Bougainvillea. Bryan was the first member in the Lodge to have been honoured with Provincial Grand Rank.
Bro. Tom Willett 1924-2004
Bro. Tom was an extremely accomplished organist who became the third Master of the Lodge. The names of the above three still appear on the Warrant of the Lodge handed down to each Master at Installation. Also a member of Friendship Lodge he was a retired engineer having served in the second world war in the Royal Navy. He was Initiated into Stormont Lodge where he also went through the chair and initiated his son Huw. An enthusiastic caravaner he died from a heart attack when on a visit to England leaving a widow “Vee” a son and daughter.
Bro. Steve Molina
Bro. Steve was the fourth Master of the Lodge. Owner of the Travel Shop in Fuengirola and the first Spanish National to occupy the Chair of King Solomon in our Lodge. He was honoured by the Grand Lodge of Spain, and held high rank in Andalucia.
Bro. Sidney Wyatt 1921-2014
Commonly known by his professional name, Sid Wright, he was a professional piano player and for 18 years, was resident pianist at the Talk of the Town in London. He entertained us in Lodge as the Organist and became the 17th Master of the Lodge having served as Warden in London.
Bro. Peter Ketchell
Peter was the first Director of Ceremonies of the Lodge but resigned after a couple of years to concentrate more on Mark Masonry.
Bro. Keith Day
Keith undertook to be the first Secretary of the Lodge but resigned quite soon for personal reasons.
Bro. Denzil Jones 1939-2005
Denzil was the eighth Master of the Lodge. A publican, he was also a master plasterer and his handiwork graces many pools n the Costa del Sol. He died in England whilst undergoing surgery. He was also landlord of the Royal Oak pub.
Bro. Donald Hoblyn 1928-2008
Don was a regular attender at Lodge over many years but had no desire to progress.
Bro. David Klein 1937-
Bro. David, Better known as David the Dogman was a regular attender for many years but is now unable to come owing to illness. He was also made a freeman of the City of Nottingham for his Charity work. The gavel used by the Worshipful Master was presented to the Lodge by his Father who used to attend LOI’s.
W. Bro. William Norton 1935-2018
Bill succeeded Keith Day as secretary of the Lodge and was very influential in forming the document showing our aims and aspirations. He was the sixth Master of the Lodge and was later the Provincial Grand Master of Andalucia
Chaplain of the Lodge for many years until ill health forced him to eurn to Portsmouth with his wife Gunhild.
Bro. Anthony Barrett
Tony was our sixth Master and besides being a brilliant ritualist, was a very good singer and entertainer. He was elected Master for the second time in 2006. He returned to England with his family shortly after that.