Two Lodges meet at The Masonic Hall, North Parade, Frome BA11 1AU
Built at a total cost of £1500 by the Brethren of Royal Somerset Lodge in the late 1880s, Frome Masonic Hall was consecrated on October 13th 1891 by the then Provincial Grand Master, Viscount Dungarvan. The photograph shows the Frome Museum which sits directly opposite the main entrance to the Masonic Hall.
Royal Somerset Lodge No 973
Meets at 18:30 except October on the second Thursday.
Months – Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Oct (Installation 17:00), and Dec
Warranted in 1863 the Lodge recently celebrated it’s 150th Anniversary although records indicate that Freemasonry was present in Frome all the way back to 1790. The Lodge originally met at the George Hotel, Frome on the Thursday nearest the full moon every month
Contact the Lodge Secretary: Richard Dredge
Forest of Selwood Lodge No 8912
Meets at – The Masonic Hall, North Parade, Frome BA11 1AU on the third Thursday at 18.30 except as below.
Months – Mar (Installation 17:30), May (third Wednesday), Sep, Nov, and Feb (first Wednesday)
The timber from Selwood Forest that covered some 20,000 Acres extended from what we now call Braydon Forest (nr Cricklade) in the very north of Wiltshire to Blackmoor Vale in north Dorset, and straddled the Wiltshire/Somerset border in between. Oaks and other timber were used for many great works of Charity and were dragged out of the woods on the order of the Lord of the Manor for the Building and repair of religious houses and hospitals set aside for the care of the sick and the homeless.
Contact the Lodge Secretary: David Lyons
From Market Place (in centre of town) take A361 (Bath); on right 35m from Town Bridge, PCP in North Parade (90m above MH) 100 cars