White table 2016 cloisters IMG_5509On the 18th January, members of the Feltmakers’ Lodge, their guests and members of the Feltmakers’ Livery Company attended Feltmakers’ Lodge White Table in the wonderful setting of Charterhouse, a former Carthusian Monastery. Members of the Lodge, their guests and Liverymen together numbered 70, which meant it was a full house.

Three Masters: Dennis Syberg, Peter Simeons & Charlie Hobson
Three Masters: Dennis Syberg, Peter Simeons & Charlie Hobson

Whilst members of the Lodge and their masonic guests attended a brief meeting, guests were treated to refreshments and a tour of parts of the Charterhouse buildings. The Master of Charterhouse, Brigadier Charlie Hobson RN, gave a historical account of Charterhouse with guests visiting the Chapel and the Cloisters.White table 2016 diners2 IMG_5529
Guest and members then joined together in the Great Hall. The Master of the Lodge, Dennis Syberg, then welcomed everybody and introduced the Master of Charterhouse who then welcomed everyone. Following a very interesting and informative talk by the Master of Charterhouse, guests and members then enjoyed a champagne reception generously provided by the Master of the Lodge.
The guests and members then adjourned to dine in the Old Library,White table 2016 Peter Simeons IMG_5527 the oldest part of the building, by candlelight. The Master of the Lodge then welcomed all guests and gave the toast to the Guests. The Master of The Feltmakers’ Livery Company, Peter Simeons, responded for the guests, giving a brief history of the Lodge, which was formed in 1918 and would be celebrating its centenary in 2018.
The excellent organisation of the event, together with the warm welcome extended by the Master of Charterhouse and the quality of the delicious food and wine served by Charterhouse, made this a very successful and enjoyable occasion. White table 2016 loving cup IMG_5541
Keith and Mary Pledger
Feltmakers Lodge, No 3839, was founded by Members of the Feltmakers’ Company and is one of several City Livery Lodges. The Lodge meets four times a year at Charterhouse. Liverymen interested in the Lodge should contact the Secretary, Keith Pledger email: keithwpledger@gmail.com or the Treasurer, Ian Wellesley-Harding email: l1albany@talktalk.net .