Meridian Lodge started its Masonic history at “The Mount”, Patterdale Avenue, Blackpool in 1947and after a short period soon realised that the tenancy was insecure.
After diligent searching “Rangemoor” was found which brought with it more worries after all their monies had been spent on Lodge furniture etc. a general meeting was called and all the brethren rallied round and the premises were purchased in 1948.
“Rangemoor” consisted of the main building with coach-house, garage and stables, as outbuildings and as these were substantially built with Accrington brick, so it was decided that with alterations they were a nucleus of a Lodge room. The main building consisted of three large entertaining rooms, caretaker’s room and kitchen etc, and on the first floor there would be ample room for two flats and these would augment the expenses of the Lodge. All the furniture for the house including electric fires, tea services etc were supplied by the brethren and each brother supplied two white cups and saucers and two plates towards the kitchen equipment.
A number of changes have been made over the years but the original frame work still remains the same.
Meridian Lodge Meets on Thursday’s at Rangemore.