In common with plenty of Freemasons at the Bath Masonic Hall, regulars and visitors alike, the lengthy climb up the stairs to the dining room can be quite a struggle. Over the past few years, Les Strange of Elizabethan Lodge No.7296, has been quietly raising money in the hope that a lift might eventually be installed.

Through a series of private parties and Lodge raffles, Les has raised the magnificent sum of £1200 and this, combined with a recent generous donation from the Trustees of Royston House in Bath has taken the fund past the halfway mark.

Fired with fresh enthusiasm the Hall Trustees have begun the preparatory work and plan to begin the lift installation later this year. But the Masonic Hall desperately needs additional funds to complete the job. So any further contributions from any source: local, national or international, would be extremely welcome to help accelerate the process and give some tired legs a well deserved lift.

If you would like to know more or perhaps help with a contribution, please email the Secretary.

In the picture, we see Les presenting his treasure chest to Chairman David Hogg, with Trustees Malcolm Toogood, Alan Jones, David Hayward and Peter Civil (all trying not to appear too eager!)