Fons Vitae Lodge 8744
The Fons Vitae Lodge No. 8744 was formed by a combination of Old Tridents and those with a close association with Trent College.
There were 25 Founder Members, one of whom, D.L. Waller was the first Master. The principle reason for the formation of the Lodge was to establish and maintain a linkage with Trent College and to encourage membership in order to assist those objectives. Several members of the Lodge are also active members of the Old Tridents Society. The Fons Vitae Mother Lodge is the Fairfield
Lodge No. 2224 and it has a Sister Lodge the Harrington Lodge No. 5098, both of which also meet at the Long Eaton Masonic Hall.
As a matter of interest (Sarge) Robert Kemp, who was a member of the Lodge prior to his demise, is remembered in our ceremonies by the use of his swagger stick which he proudly presented to the Lodge.
Fons Fitae Lodge meets 4 times a year on the first Friday of the month in February, April, October and December at 6.15pm in the Masonic Hall at Long Eaton in Elm Avenue.
Trent Collage Association
The principal reason for the formation of the Lodge was to establish and maintain a linkage with Trent College, and to encourage Membership in order to assist those objectives. Several of its Members have joined the Trent Association, which was founded in 2004.
The Lodge has appreciated the opportunity to assist the College with certain projects, most recently the Arwen Prady memorial seat which was completed and dedicated in March 2004.
The Fons Vitae Lodge was formed by a combination of Old Tridents and those with a close association with the school. There were 25 Founder Members, one of whom D.L. Waller was the first Master.
Who can become members of the Fons Vitae Lodge? – Membership of the Fons Vitae Lodge is open to those who have a close affinity with the College – typically former Pupils, Fathers and Masters – “A close association with the school of Trent College, acceptable to the Lodge Committee, is the primary requisite to qualify for membership of the Lodge”.
Long Eaton Masonic Hall
23 Elm Ave