About Regency Lodge 6231, Cheltenham Freemasons

This Lodge was formed in 1946 and took its name from the style of decorative arts and architecture of the buildings represented in the town during the rule of George, Prince of Wales, as Prince Regent from 1811 through his accession as George IV in 1820, and until his death in 1830, who coincidently was also a Freemason.

The Lodge came into being for several reasons
A
After the second World War the town witnessed a tremendous influx of labour to match the growing capacity and demand of local large employers such as Smiths Industries, Dowty, and GCHQ, plus the subsequent build up of supporting service industries.
B
Servicemen returning from the war wanted to retain the friendship and camaraderie established whilst serving in the forces.
C
Existing local Lodges could not cope with the excessive demand for membership. Consequently two of the key local Lodges at the time, Foundation Lodge and Perseverance Lodge, worked hard with other Lodges in the surrounding area to form Regency Lodge. It has now developed from its original mainly ex-military membership to its current cosmopolitan make up and style of membership.

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