Old Huttonian Lodge No 7614 is a very special lodge. It was founded in 1959 by 29 brethren keen to create a school lodge with a membership of teaching staff and former pupils of Hutton Grammar School.
Over the 64 years, the criteria for membership has been periodically reviewed, and at times widened to include non-teaching staff, natural sons, fathers and grandfathers of existing and former pupils. This has helped maintain the overall membership, which today stands at 31.
During 2023, it was suggested that the lodge committee may like to consider adapting the existing criteria to include step-sons and step-fathers. This small variation has resulted in two new joining brethren becoming full members at the lodge’s October meeting.
David Jenkinson was delighted to join his step-father John Topping who is the current senior warden of the lodge and John Medcalf also joined Old Huttonian Lodge at same time, but unfortunately, he has had to wait some 23 years for the membership criteria to be revised, as his step-sons had attended Hutton Grammar School. Old Huttonian Lodge welcomes joining brethren and initiates who fit the above criteria for membership.
On joining the lodge, Old Huttonian Lodge members are presented with a very special lodge tie which features the school crest woven across it in between a series of diagonal stripes. It is expected that Old Huttonian Lodge members will wear this tie at all their regular meetings which take place in the school hall. Meetings are then followed by a unique and fabulous festive board in the schol dining room. Members may wear this tie when attending any other lodge meeting within the Federation of School Lodges.
Should brethren wish to visit Old Huttonian Lodge, it is easy to remember when we meet. It is the 1st Saturday of MASON; March, April, (an Old English Night), September (installation), October and November. If brethren feel that they satisfy the criteria for membership, please contact the lodge secretary Colin Mills on email@example.com