The Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire
The Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire

50 years at Stanley House

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Parnassus Lodge 7869, based at Stanley House in Audenshaw celebrated 50 years of masonry moving in to this splendid Victorian building, which had previously been built as a private residence.

It was then used during the Second World War as the bomb disposal squad headquarters and after that local hat making industries laboratories. It was then purchased by a handful of local lodges and converted into a Masonic Hall.

The first ever meeting was held in September 1958. Guests included the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, John Pearson, accompanied by many of his district team. A talk on the history of the events leading to the purchase and the development of the building was presented by Donald Roberts and was well received by all present.