Old Bradfield Lodge, No. 3549


    Welcome to Old Bradfield Lodge No. 3549. The Lodge was founded in 1911 and the first Master was George Blackall-Simonds younger brother of Blackall-Simonds, Bradfield’s first boy. The Lodge meets twice a year in London at Freemasons’ Hall and holds a dinner afterwards. It also meets once a year, usually in April at the school, this is followed by a dinner in the Warden’s Room and our principal guest is often the Headmaster or a senior member of staff who keep us up-to-date with developments at the school.

    The Lodge donates money each year to a Travel Bursary at the discretion of the Headmaster to fund Gap Year students doing voluntary work in deprived areas of the World. It also supports other worthy causes chosen by the Lodge members, through the Metropolitan Masonic Charity Appeal or the Freemasons’ Grand Charity.

    Lady OBs wishing to become Freemasons may of course join one of the Women’s Freemasonry fraternities and perhaps in due course, if there are sufficient applicants, an Old Bradfield Women’s Masonic Lodge could be established. Those ladies interested should investigate “The Order of Women’s Freemasons” website www.owf.org.uk or “The Honorable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons” www.hfaf.org.