Fireworks Night - watch from the warmth of the conservatory
from 18.30 Saturday 2nd November 2019
Quiz Night - with Fish & Chip Supper - £10.00pp
19.45 Friday 6th December 2019
Winter Warmer - Music, Mince Pies, Mulled wine and more
14.00 - 16.30 Sunday 8th December 2019
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Prince Michael of Kent Court, Stratford Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 4DH
Halsey Hall in Watford invite you to join them on Tuesday, 31 December 2019 to see in the New Year in style at their black tie dinner dance.
Tickets for the evening cost £47.50 per person and include bubbles on arrival, a sumptuous four-course meal and music and dancing from Disco Mania.
Your MC for evening will be Brian Handley, who will ensure you have a night to remember! A raffle will also be held, with all proceeds going to the Watford Street Angels.
The dress code for the evening is black tie and carriages will be at 1am. To book your tickets, please click here to be taken to the online booking form.
This exhibition of rare photographs spans the period from the Second Boer War through to the end of the Second World War, and features those who led and those who served on land, sea and in the air. It portrays the great landscape of the conflict across all continents and the diversity of the participants.
It includes those freemasons who held top military positions, including Horatio Herbert Kitchener, who was Britain’s most celebrated soldier at the beginning of the First World War and was depicted on the famous ‘Your country needs you’ recruitment poster in 1914. It also highlights the great charitable work by freemasons both during and after the war in building and supporting hospitals and rehabilitation housing, and providing pensions for ex-servicemen.
Brian Deutsch, who has curated the exhibition, commented: ‘Freemasons played a major role in both war and peace throughout the first half of the last century. From the leaders of men to the rank and file, field marshals to privates, they fought valiantly throughout all the conflicts, and supported the afflicted and downtrodden when peace came.’
One in six Victoria Crosses in the Great War were awarded to Freemasons for their valour in the face of the enemy. Deutsch added: ‘Partly as a result of this, many of their comrades in arms joined masonic lodges after the wars. I became fascinated by the stories that the pictures told and remembered many First World War pictures that came up in the research for the exhibition.’
The images illustrate the old war with cavalry and lances, through to the new mechanised war with motor vehicles, tanks and aeroplanes. It celebrates the lives of those who took part in the war – from the Royal Princes and Generals to the ordinary men and women, who served through those extraordinary times.
The exhibition is displayed on the second floor corridor of Freemasons' Hall and is open from 10am until 1.30pm, Monday to Friday. This is a self-guided tour and free catalogues are available at the beginning of the exhibition.
The exhibition will run until November 2019
Visit the ‘Brothers in Alms – Peace Through Sacrifice’ website for more information