Amity Crest

Amity Crest

The Lodge of Amity and Rossendale Forest No.283

Rossendale Forest Crest
Rossendale Forest Crest

~~ Haslingden Masonic Hall ~~

The Lodges of Amity and Rossendale Forest met at the Masonic Hall, Deardengate, Haslingden, from 1923 until 2007.

In 1923 Amity, Commerce and Rossendale Forest moved into the Haslingden Masonic Hall, Deardengate, Haslingden; Rossendale Forest Lodge No.4138 was the first to hold a Lodge meeting there. Later Hazeldene Lodge No.4681 joined them and Starkie Lodge No.1634 joined them in the late 1980's, after moving from Ramsbottom. Both Hazeldene and Starkie were Daughter Lodges of Commerce.

This Masonic Hall had a wood panelled Lodge Room with many Masonic features both in the Lodge Room and elsewhere in the Hall; such as ornate plaster moulding and panels plus Masonic stained glass windows. It was a warm and welcoming building, but became too expensive to run and maintain when Hazeldene closed and Starkie moved to Ashday Lea, Rawtenstall.

The photographs below show some of the features of the Haslingden Masonic Hall on Deardengate.

These plaques were in the entrance of the Masonic Hall.

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