We became aware that a founders jewel and PM jewel were on the auction site eBay, so the lodge decided to purchase them – if we could. Happily we were successful and they now have become part of our lodge history again.
Below is a little of that history researched by WB Arthur Hornby our secretary.
W Bro Leslie William Henry Norman Hookham
W Bro Leslie William Henry Norman Hookham was already a member of the Peace and Harmony Lodge (199) in Dover when it was decided to found the Pharos Lodge on 29th April 1950.
As a founder of the lodge he first took on the office of Steward, which he held for two years, progressing to Junior Deacon in 1954. After what appears to be a short break he resumed that office in 1957, progressing to the Chair of King Solomon in 1961 as Worshipful Master.
In 1971 he received the Provincial Honour of Past Provincial Deputy Grand Registrar, no doubt from the work he had done in his mother lodge as well as in our own. From 1976 to 1986 he was the Library and Museum representative.
WBro Leslie passed to the Grand Lodge Above on the 6th of March 1989.