Builders of The Silent Cities Lodge No 4948 U.G.L.E.

Builders of The Silent Cities ( War Graves Commission ) Founders Jewel.

Builders of The Silent Cities ( War Graves Commission ) Founders Jewel.

This is a much sought after Masonic jewel to mark the Consecratation of Builders of The Silent Cities Lodge No 4948 U.G.L.E., which was founded in 1927 in London. The jewel is silver gilt and enamel and is hall-marked London 1927, and this particular example was presented to the Foundation Senior Warden in this new Lodge.

Details of the Silent Cities jewel.

Details of the Silent Cities jewel.

The Lodge was founded in 1927 and many of the Foundation Members were on the staff of the W.W.1. War Graves Commission. Rudyard Kipling was one of the Founder Members of this Lodge.

About irishfreemason

Rt Wor Bro Bashford lives in Ireland where he joined the Masonic Order in 1977. He became a Master Mason in 1978 and served as Master of his Mother Lodge, Moyarget No. 280 Irish Constitution in 1990. He was appointed Richard Robinson Memorial Lecturer in the Irish Masonic Province of Antrim in 1992 and 2004. In 1996 he was appointed Grand Master's personal Standard Bearer by Most Wor. Bro Darwin Templeton, G.M. In 2000 he became the Millennium Master of the `irish Lodge of Research No. 200, and in 2001 went on to become Excellent King of the irish Chapter of Research No. 222.He is the current Editor of the Irish Lodge of Research, and has been since 1992, and of the Irish Chapter of Research since 1996. He was appointed Representative of the Grand Lodge of Portugal at the Grand Lodge of Ireland in 2006 ( a ten year appointment), giving him the courtesy title of Right Worshipful Brother. He is currently Provincial Grand Librarian for the Province of Antrim, and Curator of the museum at their headquarters in Belfast.
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