This District Lodge is under the jurisdiction of the Northern Province of the Grand Lodge of England. It meets on the 1st Saturday in the months of February, May, August and November at 1pm. The location is on a rotation between Hebburn, Northallerton & Harrogate.
The District comprises the following Lodges:-
LOL 226 – MONKTON TRUE BLUES
LOL 264 – JOHNSTONS HEROES
LOL 265 – NORTHALLERTON SONS OF WILLIAM
LOL 781 – LORD LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN MEMORIAL
LOL 1685 – HARROGATE SONS OF WILLIAM
LLOL 102 – ROSE OF HEBBURN
JLOL 428 – JAMES McCORD MEMORIAL
We are not certain of the exact date when this District Lodge was formed but there was certainly an Orange presence in this part of the North East from the mid 1850’s as there are local newspaper accounts of an affray on July 12th 1857 at a place called Felling near Gateshead. Here a group of Roman Catholic Ribbonmen attacked a parade of Orangemen, a number of persons were badly injured some of the Ribbonmen were arrested for Violent assault and jailed in Durham.