Province of South Wales  ~  Bridgend Masonic Centre

2012 ~ Bridgend Regalia Exchange ~ 2018

Inaugurated 2012

W Bro Sylvester Crowley W Bro Hugh Thomas PGStdB W Bro Phillip Aubrey PAGDC
Llangeinor Lodge 4194 Llangeinor Lodge 4194 Ogmore Lodge 1752
 

Please take note:

BRIDGEND REGALIA EXCHANGE - JANUARY 2018

In consequence of W Bros Hugh Thomas PGStdB and Phillip Aubrey PAGDC being appointed to demanding senior posts in our Province we are rearranging how we administer this Regalia Exchange so that we continue to give a smooth service to our clients.. 

An increased number of items that are shown on this web site will be offered additionally by Mail Order and on Ebay.  From today, viewing at the Hall will be by appointment only.  Our current Mail Order activities will continue unchanged apart perhaps from some slight postal delays. (I live in Cowbridge and nearest Post Office is Bridgend at present - 7 miles bus trip). 

It is essential now that prospective clients make use of the web-site Enquiry Form to seek items or to be added to the waiting list. Alternatively, clients may write to me directly:  Mail Link

Increasing numbers of items will be held at my home in Cowbridge where Clients may visit me by appointment.

Please note: Any arrangement for visiting my home on regalia matters is private Masonic business and has nothing whatsoever to do with the Management at Geoffrey Ashe Court. When arriving here do please park ONLY in the area at the front of the complex reserved for Visitors. 

 

Our Aims and Origins


This service was set up following discussions about the escalating cost of regalia and the reduction in quality of some items.  Following on from this was the realisation of how much unwanted regalia was to be found in our homes.  Unwanted now because of promotions or because the wearer had passed to that Grand Lodge above.  Further discussions with Masons and their families proved that there was a real need for sympathetic re-cycling of personal belongings. 

Most people have no idea of how to dispose of Masonic regalia and clothing
 and are loath to discard such things into the general rubbish.

The Regalia Bank was inaugurated with several donations of Craft and Royal Arch items from a very grateful lady whose husband had been a most respected Freemason.  She was delighted to be able to pass his things back into the Fraternity for use by other Brethren.  Prior to this her only very sad alternative seemed to be the bottom of the wardrobe or the rubbish dump.  We will accept any regalia of any kind from any Order.  We will accept also good serviceable clothing such as dinner suits and morning suits.  Condition of regalia is unimportant.  If the material is badly damaged in places this is offset by the possibility of parts being used to repair damaged regalia.

Donated items are checked, photographed and catalogued.  This web site is updated frequently and details are posted as well on the Hall notice boards.  Some of the older memorabilia is also offered to the wider Masonic world using eBay.  If you see an error in description do please let us know.


These items are not "sold" as such but are offered at a suggested figure.  
The inability to afford this is no bar to a Brother making an offer 
within the limits of his personal circumstances.  
Such offers  will remain, for ever, confidential.
  

The net proceeds of all disposals are allocated to improve the social amenities of our Hall.  This therefore helps everyone, Masons, their ladies and visitors, to enjoy their Masonic and social experience in pleasant surroundings and in comfort.  We are also free to make donations to local charitable causes that we consider deserving.

The administration officers of all our Orders are invited to make a mention of this Regalia Exchange on their Summons and on notes with Almoners who may well be asked about regalia disposal.  The Web Address is :  www.bridgendregalia.org.uk

 

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