For Rembrance Day (Sunday 13th November 2016) it was decided to open the Lodge Building on Newgate and offer refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits to those returning from the Act of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the Bowes Museum. Several of local Masons paraded replete with the collars of their office and came back to the Lodge to assist with offering tea and coffee in addition tomaking people welcome and answering questions.
The day previous, the local paper (The Teesdale Mercury) had run an article on the Lodge building as a "blog spot" and it can be found at the following link http://teesdalemercury.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/rare-chance-to-peak-inside-barnard.html?spref=fb.
Should the link not work, we have permission from the Teesdale Mercury to reproduce the article here. Some images of Masonic interest are below -