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Lodge Rutherglen "Royal Arch" No.116 


Rutherglen is separated from Glesca's east-end by the River Clyde and boundaries onto Dalmarnock at the Dalmarnock Bridge. Many eastenders during the demolition of our tenements moved to the southside and still live in places like Rutherglen, Burnside, Cambuslang, Castlemilk, East Kilbride etc.

 Lodge Rutherglen "Royal Arch" No.116 
meet Masonic Hall, 24 Queen Street, Rutherglen, G73
                               meetings 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:30pm
                                       September through to June
Lodge Rutherglen Royal Arch No. 116 have been practicing St. Johns Freemasonry since their charter was granted on the 21st March 1769  in the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen sponsored by the Argyle Lodge of Glasgow No 64.
Also that year, 1769:-
  * Scotland's James Watt was granted a patent for improvements to the steam engine, an invention which helps inaugurate
     the Industrial Revolution.
  * King George III was on the throne
  * Prime Minister was the  Duke of Grafton
  * Pope Clement XIV inaugurated as the 249th pope.
  * Captain James Cook discovered New Zealand
  * the birth of Napoleon and the 1st Duke of Wellington, 

1770 is the first recorded meeting which was held in the Tollbooth or as it was locally known as "The Old Jail" although other meetings were held in the houses of the office-bearers to defray the expense to the Lodge.
The first office bearers were: James Park, Master; David Smith & John Reid, Wardens;  John Crooks, Treasurer; Wm. Jackson, Secretary; George Muir & John Hutchison, Stewards.
Worth noting that on payment of 1/- (5p) liquor could be had at the harmony on St John's until the "kitty" was exhausted then no more could be had.

Temple 116 Their custom built temple is situated in Masonic Hall, 24 Queen Street, Rutherglen and was consecrated on the 5th Mar.1897

The Foundation Stone was laid by Bro.James Stevens RWM on 3rd July 1897

Meetings are every 1st & 3rd Friday, September through to June.

Rutherglen Royal Arch No.116 are the oldest lodge in the Province of Renfrewshire East.
old board
I took the photo of this old board in 2012
I don't know the history of it, or how old it is.

An ex-colleague Dennis Blackbourn sent me these artefacts of his late Uncle John L Patterson



  A letter to John from ......
  Lodge Rutherglen "Royal Arch" No. 116
  inviting him to complete an application form
  for membership.




19th March 1954
Initiation fee paid


    .   JL Patterson resplendent
  in his RRA 116 Masonic regalia


Anyone with information on the Masons in Glesca's east-end, please get in touch.



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