I am sure you are all as upset as I am that the Press Lodge No 432…in the world of Irish Freemasonry ….closed shop nearly two years ago and held its final meeting in May 2011….ending their supper with the “National Anthem sung in traditional Press fashion”….I am assuming that it is the British National Anthem.
It would have been nice to have been there to hear of the many connexions between the Press Lodge and the Belfast Telegraph. And maybe we could have caught sight of Brother Malcom Brodie, who died earlier this year. He outlived the Press Lodge. Brodie was a “mason”…who would have guessed?
So the Press Lodge is no more. Im sorry to see it go. But it will be re-formed “when a new band of journalistic brothers” wants one.
I wonder how Masonry is doing these days. The PSNI are not exactly enthusiastic about it. Maybe its old hat these days. Or should I say “old apron”. Are there no “secret shakers” left in Stormont? Except Yer Man (which explains much). Does the DUP approve? I cant see many Sinn Féin members (they …ahem …dont do secret stuff).
So the way is open for a Bloggers Lodge in Arthur Square. Mr BangorDub (ie Brother Dub) will be our first Worshipful Master. “Hobo”, “Seamus”, “Mick”, “Football Cliches” and my good self will be a new band of brothers.
By the way…….how do Journalists sing the (British) National Anthem?