Blue Plaque to Commemorate History of Freemasonry within Treorchy and the Rhondda Valley

A Blue Plaque has been unveiled in Treorchy to commemorate the involvement of Freemasonry in the Valley community.

Phil Hanney (pictured left) was invited to join the South Wales Provincial Grand Master Gareth Jones OBE (pictured right) in the task of unveiling the Blue Plaque.

The plaque is now secured proudly on the RAFA Pub in Bute Street for all to see, as a long standing reminder to the community of the fine Masonic heritage and contribution established in the valley.

The Cwm Rhondda Lodge was established in February 1999 and meets on the third Monday in September & March, and the first Monday in December & June.

Phin Hanney said, “Our Blue Plaque will be a constant reminder to us of our heritage and our future. We are very proud to be a part of our local community and providing charitable assistance where we can. We welcome any enquiries from the public and from anyone interested in becoming a Freemason.. ”

South Wales Freemasons have been celebrating the Tercentenary 300 years of Freemasonry within the United Grand Lodge of England, and are affixing Blue Plaques to many of its’ Masonic Halls across South Wales. Early records exist of Freemasonry within the current South Wales region being established in Cardiff & Cowbridge in 1754.