Welcome to The Lodge of Probity No. 61

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Welcome to our site.  Records for our lodge are complete from 1738, and as such makes us the oldest lodge in the province of Yorkshire West Riding.  From our humble beginnings when we first met at the Bulls Head in Halifax, we have established traditions and a history which are well documented.  Our home since 1988 has been at Southwood Club.  Please feel free to explore this site and follow the links shown.  If you would like to know more please contact our secretary who will be happy to tell you more about us.

Below is a link to the traditional history of our lodge, about which 2 books have been written, with many references to  us in other masonic reference books worldwide.


Home of the Lodge of Probity No. 61

Home of the Lodge of Probity No. 61

After the closure of the Freemasons Hall at St. Johns Place, Halifax in 1988, the Lodge of Probity moved to the Masonic Hall at Willow Royd, West Vale, Greetland, for the 2 years during which Southwood was being converted into a Masonic Hall  It was there welcomed by the resident lodges, Savile No. 1231 and Mexbroough No. 6117, and the friendships forged in those happy years are still alive today.  The Southwood Club was established in 1990 when the ldoges formerly at St. Johns Place reunited in  their new home at Southwood.  Today 6 lodges and a variety of other orders meet in the building and enjoy excellent club facilities, including comfortable bar, lounge and dining rooms.  The rooms are let to commercial organisation for conference, seminars etc, and are licensed for weddings and outside functions.  The rooms are available to brethren of resident lodges for private functions.

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