The first meeting of an “ad hoc” Planning Committee met on March 1, 1962, at the Cobblestone Inn, Byron (later to become the “Hermitage Club”) to discuss plans for the formation of a new Lodge to be named Oakridge Lodge. In attendance at this first meeting were R.W. Bros. Ross Fuller and Jack Irvine,...read more


A Historical Sketch of Ashlar Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 610, London (Byron) (as written in Ashlar Lodge’s 50th Anniversary Booklet) Inception On March 22, 1922, ten Masons living in the vicinity of Byron village met to discuss the possibility of organizing a Masonic lodge. The prime organizer was Bro. Major H. P. Snelgrove...read more


In August 1880, a group of Masons who were members of neighbouring Lodges met at the Lorne House in Ilderton to consider the organization of a Masonic Lodge in Ilderton. A motion was duly moved and passed requesting the Grand Lodge of Ontario to grant a dispensation for the purpose of forming a Lodge...read more

King Solomon’s

Digest of History of King Solomon’s Lodge #378 King Solomon’s Lodge #378 had its beginning in the village of Petersville ( now London West ) with its institution on June 23, 1879. The Consecration and Dedication took place on October 18th of the same year. The early minutes refer to several meeting places and...read more