WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Stats
12331 Members
65 Forums
73265 Topics
989395 Posts
106 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
84 registered (alan128, 16 invisible), 1308 Guests and 308 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 609
Washing machine 289
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 227
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day 180
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 162
VW t4 fixed side window replacement 133
audi specialised pls 120
Ipad 1 charger 103
Kingsway Academy 34
Mainstream Media- Over and Out 27
New General Forums
Mainstream Media- Over and Out
by RUDEBOX
09:35 PM
Kingsway Academy
by lincle
10:48 AM
Theresa May and the Holy Grail
by snowhite
25th Jun 2017 6:17pm
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
22nd Jun 2017 7:38pm
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Every little helps...
by palemoon
15 minutes 26 seconds ago
Bean to cup coffee machine
by monsterz4
Today at 08:56 AM
Ipad 1 charger
by _Ste_
Yesterday at 07:22 PM
Portraying A Nation-Germany 1919-1933 Tate Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 07:06 PM
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by w10694
Yesterday at 06:42 PM
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by cools
Yesterday at 11:27 AM
live webcam from africa, a must see
by cools
25th Jun 2017 9:01pm
audi specialised pls
by diggingdeeper
25th Jun 2017 5:41pm
What song are you listening to?
by snowshoes
25th Jun 2017 1:34pm
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Portraying A Nation-Germany 1919-1933 Tate Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
07:06 PM
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by w10694
06:42 PM
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#359285 - 21st Oct 2009 5:28pm Birkenhead Freemasons
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 5015
Loc: Birkenhead

http://www.oliverst.org.uk/articles.asp

I didn't know this place existed and is still used
Don't know what freemasons aims are
Rumour was a club for "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours" or Illuminati and world domination


William Hesketh Lever, later to become the 1st Viscount Leverhulme and Junior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England, is noted for being the benefactor of many causes not least his construction of Port Sunlight Village, for the workers at his soap-making business.

He was a founder of a number of Lodges, two of which bear his name: William Hesketh Lever Lodge No. 2916 and Leverhulme Lodge No. 4438. When building the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight as a memorial to his wife, incorporated within it a purpose-made and very elegant Lodge room which continued in use until the 1980's.

Lever gave the land at Oliver Street, free of all Covenants or encumbrances to the Birkenhead Masonic Hall Limited, for the erection of a Masonic meeting place.

The cost of erecting the actual building was raised in various ways by the then Brethren who were to eventually occupy it, and the main Temple was fully fitted and decorated with wood imported by Lever from his African estates.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Freemasons Guild hall resized.jpg

Freemasons Guild hall2 resized.jpg

Freemasons Guild hall3 resized.jpg

Freemasons Guild hall4 resized.jpg



Top
Google Ads
#359298 - 21st Oct 2009 6:11pm Re: Birkenhead Freemasons [Re: derekdwc]
philmch Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 27th Dec 2007
Posts: 329
Loc: Wirral
As far as I know, the current Masonic Lodge for Birkenhead is on Clifton Rd.

Top
#359303 - 21st Oct 2009 6:40pm Re: Birkenhead Freemasons [Re: philmch]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5608
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
^ Yes, there's a big lodge on that hill near the top.
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#359312 - 21st Oct 2009 7:03pm Re: Birkenhead Freemasons [Re: DavidB]
philmch Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 27th Dec 2007
Posts: 329
Loc: Wirral
I should add that the Masonic Lodge is used for official trouser-rolling type business whereas the Masonic Hall is used for informal and social events. I'd bet that the latter is still in use.

Top
#359313 - 21st Oct 2009 7:03pm Re: Birkenhead Freemasons [Re: DavidB]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 5015
Loc: Birkenhead
spoke to old chap in Grange rd on Sunday
He told me he had gone to a dinner there last year and also they had to open the Grange rd entrance (alleyway by Halifax/Waterstone where a guy has a small stall) for wheelchair access

Top
#359397 - 21st Oct 2009 9:38pm Re: Birkenhead Freemasons [Re: derekdwc]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5608
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
My dad went there with my uncle. I've never asked, but he's definitely not the type to arse about, so I doubt anything much like that happens, I'll ask him.
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#359462 - 22nd Oct 2009 10:16am Re: Birkenhead Freemasons [Re: DavidB]
nestonlad Offline
Member

Registered: 18th Mar 2009
Posts: 77
Loc: neston
It is still used for lodge meetings,i am a member of one of the lodges there.They do a lot of fund raising for local charities and a lot of the myths that surround freemasonry have been made up by people who really haven't got a clue or have got an ulterior motive for doing so

Top
#359472 - 22nd Oct 2009 10:40am Re: Birkenhead Freemasons [Re: nestonlad]
BandyCoot Offline

Forum Veteran

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5360
Loc: Birkenhead
In some jobs though it did pay to be a Mason if you wanted to get on. That cannot be denied and is well documented. Knew several Masons throughout my working life and it certainly didn't do their promotion prospects any harm. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
_________________________
Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.

Top
#359475 - 22nd Oct 2009 11:03am Re: Birkenhead Freemasons [Re: BandyCoot]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7921
Loc: tranmere
Had a mate who was told to join or he wouldn't get promoted, nothing new in that. I could never understand why they kept it so secretive, I know through him they do good charitable work etc, What sometimes annoyed me was, certain people would get on and it had nothing to do with ability.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#359482 - 22nd Oct 2009 11:58am Re: Birkenhead Freemasons [Re: bert1]
PaulWirral
Unregistered


The Wallasey Lodge of the Masons is situated on Manor Road and dates to 1911.

Top
#359483 - 22nd Oct 2009 12:02pm Re: Birkenhead Freemasons [Re: bert1]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 5015
Loc: Birkenhead
Birkenhead Oliver st Freemasons
Is it only open on certain days for functions etc
Could a non member go in anytime for a pint and a nose around
I would like to see what it's like inside


Edited by derekdwc (22nd Oct 2009 12:02pm)

Top
#359508 - 22nd Oct 2009 1:27pm Re: Birkenhead Freemasons [Re: derekdwc]
nestonlad Offline
Member

Registered: 18th Mar 2009
Posts: 77
Loc: neston
Derek I will find out for you,i'm sure something can be arranged as freemasonry is trying to be a lot more open nowadays.The temple is stunning but i'm not sure they would allow non masons access.In answer to an earlier question one of the reasons masonery became more secretive was that known freemasons in germany in the nazi era were sent to the concentration camps alongside the jewish and gypsy communities

Top
#359530 - 22nd Oct 2009 2:14pm Re: Birkenhead Freemasons [Re: nestonlad]
philmch Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 27th Dec 2007
Posts: 329
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: nestonlad
It is still used for lodge meetings,i am a member of one of the lodges there.They do a lot of fund raising for local charities and a lot of the myths that surround freemasonry have been made up by people who really haven't got a clue or have got an ulterior motive for doing so


I agree and I'm not a Mason btw. There was a very good programme about the Masons on Channel 5 last night. Their History is fascinating. It's idiots like David Icke who are demonising them. Their rites and rituals might look strange to outsiders but so do those of Roman Catholicism. And I've nothing against Catholics either.

Top
#359531 - 22nd Oct 2009 2:18pm Re: Birkenhead Freemasons [Re: nestonlad]
BandyCoot Offline

Forum Veteran

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5360
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: nestonlad
Derek I will find out for you,i'm sure something can be arranged as freemasonry is trying to be a lot more open nowadays.The temple is stunning but i'm not sure they would allow non masons access.In answer to an earlier question one of the reasons masonery became more secretive was that known freemasons in germany in the nazi era were sent to the concentration camps alongside the jewish and gypsy communities

Our old mate Adolf even had them earmarked for when he took UK over. It's because the secret signs etc could be used for underground organisations (that'll get Robbo interested). The Buffaloes were another crowd he had plans for because they have signs and passwords as well.


Edited by BandyCoot (22nd Oct 2009 2:20pm)
_________________________
Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.

Top
#359541 - 22nd Oct 2009 2:37pm Re: Birkenhead Freemasons [Re: BandyCoot]
philmch Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 27th Dec 2007
Posts: 329
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: BandyCoot

Our old mate Adolf even had them earmarked for when he took UK over. It's because the secret signs etc could be used for underground organisations (that'll get Robbo interested). The Buffaloes were another crowd he had plans for because they have signs and passwords as well.


Hitler had it in for them as he was convinced that the Illuminati was a conspiracy of the Jews and Masons. Icke is still a believer in this sort of twaddle except he's added his own theory that Masons are also shapeshifters with reptilian blood. He ought to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Every little helps...
by palemoon
15 minutes 26 seconds ago
Portraying A Nation-Germany 1919-1933 Tate Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 07:06 PM
audi specialised pls
by Little_B
25th Jun 2017 5:02pm
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
For Sale & Free
Bean to cup coffee machine
by monsterz4
58 minutes 52 seconds ago
Ipad 1 charger
by madrob
25th Jun 2017 2:34pm
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
Featured Member
Registered: 20th Aug 2011
Posts: 194
Newest Members
Charlotte, OwenChristian, DaveAitch, Fairz87, mikerobbo84
12331 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Portraying A Nation-Germany 1919-1933 Tate Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 07:06 PM
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
News : New Topics
Every little helps...
by palemoon
11 minutes 16 seconds ago
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
New Enthusiast Forums
audi specialised pls
by Little_B
25th Jun 2017 5:02pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Kingsway Academy 34
Mainstream Media- Over and Out 27
Portraying A Nation-Germany 1919-1933 Tate Liverpool 13
Every little helps... 0
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 4:45am
Sunset Tue 9:45pm
Local Time Tue 9:59am
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me