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THE 1920’s



The Warrant to open Kent County Province was issued on the 17/7/1920, the Province officially opened four months later on the 17/11/1920.

There where nine lodges who transferred from Grand Lodge Direct to Kent County on that night they where:-
Livingstone 2118, Royal Engineers 2170, Ye Olde Brompton 2838, Gillingham 3080, Central 3093, Loyal and True 3094, Kingsnorth 3095, Maplesden 3117 and Pride of Cliff 3135.  One also transferred from the control of Chatham, which was Clarendon 3221.

The first Lodge to be opened by the Province was The Pride of Gravesend , the dispensation was issued on the 24/01/1921

1921
Another  6 Lodges where granted dispensations and opened, they where:- Comrades 3617, Strood Ivy Leaf 3681, Royal Marine 3682, Ye Olde Aylesford 3727, Edward VII 3742 and Woodland 3988.

1922
Had the opening of Woodland Lodge, dispensations where issued for the, Duke of Marlboro 4088, Pride of Cuxton 4148 and the Royal Navy 4339.  The Maplesden Lodge changed it name to the Pride of Higham 3117.
Kent County gave permission for the province boundary to be moved so the South East Kent Province could come into being.

1923
Had the Isle of Grain 4656, Sir William Thomas Sherman (Sir W.T. Sherman)4680, Sir F.A. Morris (Sir Fred Arthur Morris) 4836, and the Pride of Snodland 4892 open.

1924
Had the opening of the Sir H.H. Parsons (Sir Herbert H. Parsons) 5125, the first Albatross 5326 and Allhallows 5334.  Also the Knights Chapter No 124 opened.

1925
The Ye Olde Aylesford  3727, transferred to the Maidstone Province.  The Royal Engineers changed its name to Pembroke 2170.

1926
Stan Terry 5828 and Maple Leaf 5974 opened and the Pride of Snodland Transferred to the Maidstone  Province.

1927
Chas Lowman 6205 opened.

1928
The first province Lodge closed, Pride of Higham 3117.

1929
Had the opening of the Bridgewood 6418 and Ernest Page 6481.  The Sir H.H. Parsons 5125 amalgamated with the Pride of Gravesend 3469.



THE 1930’s




1930
Saw the opening of the Pride of Meopham 6926 and the closure of  the Pride of Cliff 3135, Sir W.T. Sherman 4680 and Kingsnorth 3095.


1931
Strood Ivy Leaf 3681 amalgamated with Central 3093.

1932
Sittingbourne 7114 opened.

1933
The first Albatross 5326 closed.

1934
Pride of Wigmore 7235 and Middletune 7239 opened.  Stan Terry 5828 changed name to Pride of Chatham 5828.

1936
Hoo St. Werburgh 7288 opened.

1937
Men of Kent 7398 opened, and the Central 3093 amalgamated with the Royal Navy 4339.  Bridgewood 6481 amalgamated with Stan Terry 5828.

1939
Pride of Cuxton 4148 closed.  The Royal Navy 4339 amalgamated with Sir F.A. Morris 4836.  Pride of Meopham amalgamated with Pride of Gravesend 3469.(?)  Men of Kent 7398 amalgamated with Woodland 3988


THE 1940’s




1941-1945
Chas Lowman 6205 and Sittingbourne 7114 closed (GL do not know exact year)

1945
Isle of Grain 4646 amalgamated with Allhallows 5334

1946
Sunnyside 7768 opened, and the Loyal and True 3094 closed

1947
Pembroke 2170 amalgamated with the Royal Marine 3682.  Pride of Wigmore 7235 changed name to Pride of Rainham 7235.

1948
The second Albatross lodge 7950 opened

1949
Had the opening of both the Pride of Hohenfels 8099 and the second Royal Engineers lodge 8126.  Hoo St. Werburgh 7288 closed

THE 1950’s




1951
Lest we Forget 8399 opened. The Comrades 3617 amalgamated with Livingstone 2118(?)

1952
Opening of the Roll of Honour Assembly No. 50

1953
Both the Coronation 8569 and Charnwood Forest 8614 opened.  Maple Leaf 5974 amalgamated with Lest We Forget 8399

1954
Maison Dieu 8726 opened

1955
Ernest Page 6481 changed name to Liberty 6481.  Pride of Hohenfels 8099 amalgamated with Pride of Gravesend 3469

1957
Liberty 6481 amalgamated with Sir F.A. Morris 4836

1958
Garden of England 9019 and the second Pride of Wigmore 9055 opened.  The Duke of Marlboro 4088 amalgamated with Sir F.A. Morris 4836.  Royal Engineers 8126 changed name to Esprit De Corps 8126.

THE 1960’s




1961
Riverside 9237 opened.  The second Pride of Wigmore 9055 amalgamated with Pride of Rainham 7235 which was the old Pride of Wigmore.

1962
Esprit De Corps amalgamated with Middletune 7239

1963
Havon 9353 opened.
Kent County got it's first Grand Lodge Officer Bro. L A S Regnier ROH as Grand Alderman fo Juniper

1967
Island 9560, Chattenden Royal 9605 and the Hand of Friendship 9587 opened

1968
Unity 9652 opened.  Charnwood Forest 8614 after starting in W.G. 2 Province, went to several Provinces, came to Kent County this year.

1969
Abbey 9670 and the Pride of Ham-Hill 9672 opened

THE 1970’s




1970
Pride of Sheppey 9767 opened.  Pride of Ham-Hill 9672 transferred to Maidstone Province.

1971
Charnwood Forest 8614 amalgamated with Livingstone 2118.  Island 9560 amalgamated with Hand of Friendship 9587.  Chattenden Royal 9605 amalgamated with Allhallows 5336

1973
Bro. J Kideell ROH elected Grand Registrar (Maidstone and District Province)

1977
Free Enterprise 10117 opened, and the Livingstone 2118 changed its name to Livingstone Royal Marine with the amalgamation of the Royal Marine 3682.
Bro.A F G Pellet ROH elected Grand Minstral (Maidstone and District Province)

1978
Royal Jubilee 10175 opened. The Pride of Gravesend changed name to the Pride of Riverside with the amalgamation of the Riverside 9237

1979
Charles Dickens 10242 opened

THE 1980’s




1980
Pride of Rainham 7235 closed

1981
Allhallows 5334 amalgamated with Royal Jubilee 10175

1982
The first Ye Olde Brompton 2838 closed, and Gillingham 3080 amalgamated with the Charles Dickens 10242.
Bro. A Dawe ROH was elected Grand Tyler

1985
Pride of the Medway 10411 opened.  Havon 9353 amalgamated with Hand of Friendship 9587.
Bro B Barker ROH elected Grand Alderman of Benevolence (Maidstone and District Province)

1988
Pegasus 10457 opened.  The Pride of Riverside 3469 changed name to Riverside 3469

THE 1990’s




1990
New Brompton 10484 opened.  Edward VII 3742 amalgamated with Charles Dickens 10242

1991
Maison Dieu 8726 closed.  Pride of Sheppey 9767 closed.  Free Enterprise 10117 amalgamated with Coronation 8569.  New Brompton 10484 amalgamated with Charles Dickens 10242

1992
Garden of England 9019 closed
Bro Shaun Pellet ROH elected Grand Alderman of Juniper (Maidstone and District Province)

1993
The second Ye Olde Brompton 10538 opened

1994
Woodland 3988 amalgamated with Pride of the Medway 10411

1995
Livingstone Royal Marine 2118 amalgamated with the Ye Olde Brompton  10538.

1996
Bro. G Kent ROH was elected Grand Alderman of Benevolence

1997
Sir F.A. Morris 4836 amalgamated with Royal Jubilee 10175

1999
Both the Will Adams 10620 and the Borough 10621 opened.  Will Adams 10620 closed

THE 2000’s




2000
Clarendon 3221 amalgamated with the Lest We Forget 8399.  Coronation 8569 amalgamated with Riverside 3469.  Royal Jubilee 10175 amalgamated with Unity 9652.

2003
The second Ye Olde Brompton 10538 amalgamated with Pride of the Medway 10411

2004
Abbey 9670 closed

2005
Middletune 7239 closed. Unity 9652 amalgamated with the Lest We Forget 8399

2006
Maidstone and District Province amalgmated.

2007
Bro. I D Wignall ROH, elected Grand Tyler.

2009
Borough 10261 amalgamated with the Pegasus 10457

THE 2010's





2010
Bro. E Wadland, ROH, elected Grand Tyler

2013
Bro. M. Dench, ROH elected Grand Constable

2015
Hilden Wield of Kent 9789 amalgamated with the Man of Kent 8638. Aslo the Albertross. 7950 amalgmated with the Pegasus 10457

2016
Man of Kent 9789 amalgamated with the Lest we Forget 8399.

2017
Pegasus 10457 amalgamated with the Hand of Friendship 9587.
 
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