A brief history of 
Llantwit Major Lodge 

Formation of the Lodge

A meeting was held at the White lion Hotel on the 26th March 1987, when there were 26 brethren present,  all from the Province of South Wales (Eastern Division) A unanimous proposition was upheld for the formation of a new Lodge to be Known as the Llantwit Major Lodge. A steering committee was formed and Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary were elected and a bank account opened.

Founder Members

The founding of a Lodge in the Vale of Glamorgan town of Llantwit Major was largely due to the inspiration of W.Bro.M.D.M.Thomas ('Mel') P.A.G.D.C.
The Master elect presented his team of officers including Rev. Dyfrig Lewis as Chaplain, and Bro. D.S.Price (Dai) as Tyler, all of these great characters now passed to the Grand Lodge above.

The Oast House

The Oast House rear of the White Lion, our first meeting place. Since the Oast house was used for public purposes as well as Lodge meetings, the temple furniture was assembled immediately prior to the meeting, and packed away again when the meeting finished. In its' place, dining tables were then assembled prior to enjoyment of the festive board.

A Brief History of Llantwit Major Lodge No. 9241
Compiled and written by W.Bro. R.J.Williams P.Pr. J.G.Warden.

Founding of the Lodge

The founding of a Lodge in the Vale of Glamorgan town of Llantwit Major was largely due to the inspiration of W.Bro.M.D.M.Thomas ('Mel') P.A.G.D.C.The intention was to provide a Lodge for the use of the numerous freemasons already resident in Llantwit Major and the close vicinity, and to attract new members from this local catchment area.There had previously been an attempt to establish a Lodge at Llantwit Major in the early 1970's. This resulted in the formation of the Llanilltud Fawr Lodge No. 8644 (warrant 12th February 1975), but due to a lack of suitable premises in Llantwit Major, a recurring theme in this history, the Llanilltud Fawr Lodge began their meetings at the Porthcawl Temple where they continue to meet to the present day.As a presage to forming the new Lodge, a series of meetings were convened early in 1987 at which the first officers were proposed with W.Bro. Mel as Master elect, and W.Bros. G.D.Sweeting and M.R.Evans as Principal Officers designate. The Porthkerry Lodge No. 6299 agreed to sponsor the petition to the Grand Master, and the Llantwit Major town council agreed the use of the town coat of arms for the Lodge badge bearing the motto 'In All Things Loyal'. By-laws were agreed and the annual subscription set at £25.The Master elect presented his team of officers including Rev. Dyfrig Lewis as Chaplain, and Bro. D.S.Price (Dai) as Tyler, both of these great characters now passed to the Grand Lodge above.The Llantwit Major Lodge No. 9241 was granted a Warrant on 30th April 1987, and consecrated at the Masonic Temple, Barry, on Friday 16th October 1987, with the late R.W.Bro., The Rt. Hon., The Lord Swansea, D.L., Provincial Grand Master, as the Consecrating Officer.

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