by Kathy Bailes, theisleofthanetnews.com, August 13, 2022

Union Lodge was formed in 1763 and moved from Spitalfields in London to Margate in 1813. Members met at hostelries in the area until the building in New Cross Street was opened in 1895. There are 17 men’s and 3 ladies Lodges that meet in the Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Westgate and Birchington areas. The Union Lodge No 127. Freemasons are a group of men and women who meet with a common purpose, to raise money for charity and worthy causes.

There are 17 male and 3 ladies lodges in Thanet and membership varies from 20 or 30 to 50 or 60 members. The best way of contact is www.justaskone.org and fill in the form and we will be in touch. There is also a link to the ladies freemason site.