In 2007/8 I had the privilege of being Master of the Lodge of St Peter 6092 in Bedfordshire, UK.  We were informed that there was to be a contingency of Brethren arriving to visit us from Spain. This had been arranged by W Bro Nick Van Loan and others.  They duly arrived and I greeted them in Spanish, only to find they were all English Ex-Pat Masons  living in the Mojacar , Turre and surrounding areas. (pictured below) At that time I was planning on moving to Spain and had the pleasure of speaking with W Bro Graham Beach, who sat beside me at the festive Board. That is how I ended up living in Turre and becoming a member of Almeria 74 Lodge. (Which has now relocated to Hostal Rural in Turre.) These worthy Masons from Unity Lodge 98 and Almeria 74 laid the foundation of the relationship between these Lodges and the Province of Bedfordshire.


On 24th April 2015 the Lodge of Almeria 74 was honoured with the visit of twelve Brethren from the Province of Bedfordshire, pictured below. The visit was very ably arranged and co-ordinated by Bro Ollie O’Toole.  This enabled us to cement the bridge between the two countries and Provinces.  A great meeting and Festive Board were enjoyed by all. We hope that some of the Brethren will be able to visit on the occasion of my Installation in Almeria Lodge 74 on 30 October 2015. This meeting will also be the 150th meeting of the Lodge and is cause for special celebration.              Please contact the Secretary if you would like to attend.

W Bro Malcolm Forrest-Hazell

Master Elect, Almeria Lodge No.74


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