Olicana Lodge 
Food and Wine Night - Spanish theme

Olicana Lodge held its annual food and wine night at Ilkley Masonic Hall on Saturday 20th April.


Olicana brethren cooked up a six course sumptuous, Spanish themed feast, complimented by five Spanish wines (even the Australian one!!) sourced by our in house sommelier.


A Spanish Quiz was deservedly won by a team from our daughter lodge, Ben Rhydding.


The raffle, in aid of the Worshipful Master’s charity this year, Ilkley Good Neighbours, brought in the incredible sum of £440 and was then added to with the sale of the table flower arrangements and a generous donation from Ben Rhydding Lodge’s Master Elect to give a final total of £515.


A fantastic start to the Worshipful Master’s Social year.


Thank you to all who contributed to a very enjoyable and successful evening.



Ilkley Masons
Ilkley & District Good Neighbours




The Ilkley  Freemasons got together at the Ilkley Christmas market to raise money for Ilkley Good Neighbours.


With some very generous donations we were able to hold a Tombola with over 140 prizes.


The day resulted in a fantastic £265 being raised and will no doubt be put to good use.


A Huge thank you to all those who took part and assisted in making it a resounding success.


A bit about them:


Ilkley & District Good Neighbours was established in the 1970s and is a local charity operating a range of social and practical schemes, constantly striving to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in the district. 


They believe in the power of community action to make a difference in people’s daily lives. 


Each of their schemes is supported by a wonderful team of volunteers who are willing to help others around them. 


They operate from offices in Riddings Hall, Riddings Road, Ilkley.


Their aim is to try to help people in a personal and friendly way. They provide free services to older, disabled and vulnerable people who require their assistance in Ilkley, Addingham and Burley In Wharfedale.  


For More information:

Good Neighbours Ilkley | Ilkley & District Good Neighbours










Thank You!

A delightful Christmas card received from the Ukrainian community for the carol service on Friday 15 December

Ilkley Masons
Supporting the Ukranian community 

Bro Roy Dawson, Olicana Masonic  Lodge,   along with his wife, Pat, organised a Carol Service in aid of ISSUE: Ilkley and Surrounds Support for Ukrainian Evacuees.


The event was hosted by the Freemasons of Ilkley at the Lodge rooms on Cunliffe Road. 


The event was supported by the Lady Freemasons and Brethren from the Ilkley lodges along with the Ilkley Choral Society and members of the Ukrainian community with their children who sang a selection  of traditional carols and a beautiful rendition of Hallelujah.   


Readings covering the Christmas narrative and carols with Ilkley Coral Society coming to the fore with great gusto made for a wonderful atmosphere.


W.Bro Phil Atkinson performed a sensational Solo of O Holy Night.


A fantastic evening was then capped off downstairs with everyone enjoying Mince Pies, Christmas Cake, Stollen and a Bailey’s or two. 


Our Ukrainian guests sold traditional home made Ukrainian crafts, which were eagerly snapped up and the event raised money through a collection to support ISSUE.


Thanks to everyone who supported this event.






Ilkley Masons  

The Olicana Lodge Christmas party saw The Worshipful Master and W.Bro Driscoll cook a full Christmas meal for 30 of the Brethren and families.


A raffle raised another £148  for the Masters charity  bringing the Total to a fantastic £1040.00


for: Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies


The Worshipful Master is looking forward to presenting the Money in the coming weeks.



Christmas party

Ilkley Masons   
Ladies Night 

Ladies Night is the  much anticipated traditional annual event celebrating and thanking our wives and partners for their support throughout the Masonic year.


The event this year was held at Westbourne House,  Otley: The home of Otley Freemasons.


Fabulous Food and a good old fashioned knees up with Family and friends.


The raffle raised a fabulous £460  for the Masters charity: 


       Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies



Ilkley Masons   
Annual Summer BBQ      

The Annual BBQ  - Another great opportunity for the Lodge members and family to get together.


Beside the fine food,  we undertake a range of Game activities & Raffles to raise money for the Worshipful Masters Charity.  


A fantastic effort by all in raising  £168.00


       Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies



Olicana Lodge 
Lodge Walk to Addingham.  

One of two annual walks in the local area. 


Just great to get together, have a chat and Enjoy food at one of the fine Addingham Pubs.




Olicana Lodge 
Food and Wine Night - French theme

Our Annual Food and Wine event is always eagerly anticipated.


This year was a French themed 6 course meal prepared by the members and complemented with 6 French Wines


The evening was a resounding success with  £250 raised for the Worshipful Masters chosen Charity: 


       Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies



Ben Rhydding Ladies Evening

The Ladies Evening is one of many eagerly anticipated Social Events on the Freemasons of Ilkley calendar

Ladies evening  is a celebration of our Ladies, Girlfriends, Mothers,  Sisters  and Lodge Widows.

Its about recognizing  their  support  through out the year when assisting their partner or wider family members undertaking Masonry and Charity work.

The Sitting Worshipful Master and his wife will provided a small gift for each of the attending Ladies. This is followed by a Meal – Speeches and Toast to the ladies followed by a response from the one of the Ladies.

Proceeds from the Raffle held  on the evening will go to support a suitable cause.

Ben Rhydding held its Ladies night at the Ilkley Golf Club and raised over £800.

In additions there are many Ladies involved in Freemasonry - More information can be found on the below link.



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