Lutterworh Events 11th to 13th August 2017
The location for the weekend is south Leicestershire, close to the geographical centre of Roman England. The venues are ideally situated close to the M1 motorway (Junction 20), the M69 (Junction 1) and the A5 trunk road which runs between the two motorway junctions. The nearest airports are Birmingham (25 miles) and East Midlands (30 miles).
The nearest major cities, both about 12 miles away, are Leicester and Coventry.
The hotel for the weekend will be the Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa situated just outside Hinkley.
Hotel booking is now open - Room prices are £95:00 double, £80.00 single, with breakfast.
40 rooms have been reserved for Friday 11th August and a lesser number for Thursday 10th and Saturday 12th, but the Hotel advises that there are plenty of rooms available in addition and for other nights. However, book early to avoid disappointment. The guarantee on rooms expires 1 month prior to the meeting.
The meeting will take place at the Lutterworth Masonic Hall – the previous intention to meet at Hinckley having fallen foul of administrative process – which is less than 15 minutes’ drive from the hotel and has ample car parking right in the centre of this small market town 5 minutes from M1 J20. Ths will be followed by a Festive Board at the hall at a cost of £19:00
Friday evening at the Lodge August meeting will be an informal social event at the weekend hotel, Sketchley Grange
We have the use of an attractive bar area opening on to pleasant lawns, and also a function room if wet. It is intended that this will give maximum opportunity for Brethren and partners to circulate and make new friends as well as meeting old ones.
We are hoping that a short musical entertainment will be organised during the evening– more news soon.
The menu, described as a “BBQ Style Menu” consists of the following items:
Pork and herb Sausages with Caramelised Onions
Tender Chicken Pieces
Homemade Beef Burger
Chinese Style Spare Ribs
Tomato Onion Salad
Mixed Leaf Salad
Garlic Ciabatta Bread
The cost will be £21.00. Booking will be on the Lodge web-site, to be pre-paid to the Treasurer. It will not be possible to charge the event to your hotel account.
It is hoped to arrange something for the Ladies on the Saturday or at least give some ideas of things they can do or places they can go to. Watch this space!!
Other ideas for the weekend are :- Both the cities of Coventry (major Motor-themed museum sponsored by Jaguar Cars) and Leicester (Cathedral tomb and museum of King Richard III, largest permanent open-air market in Europe) are within 15 miles of the Hotel.
Our Worshipful Master looks forward to welcoming you to his first regular meeting, and we look forward to welcoming you to Hinckley, the home of one of the world’s first taxis (the Hansom Cab), and of Central Regalia, makers of regalia for Freemasonry, Livery companies and the armed forces.