Bro. Sam Sharp ROH
Bro. Sam passed to the Grand Lodge above on the Friday the 24th of September 2010. Bro. Sam was cremated on the 13th of October after a Buffalo Funeral Service conducted by the PGL Funeral Marshall, Bro. Bob Buff ROH.
More photos will appear here soon
Bro. Dougie Palethorpe ROH
Bro. Dougie Palethorpe ROH, passed away on Sunday the 7th of February.
Brother Dougie attended the Pride of Great Yarmouth Lodge 10666 of the Norwich & District Province as well as the Kirkley Lodge 9396 & other Lodges of the Lowestoft & District Province. Dougie relocated to Great Yarmouth about ten years ago, having gained all of his Degrees in the Eastgate Lodge. A great character, Dougie will be remembered and sorely missed by all who knew him.
Dougie's Funeral was held on Monday 22nd of February at the Gorleston Crematoreum. Seven Brothers of the Eastgate Lodge & Bro. Alan Brown KOM of the Queen Elizabeth & Fenman Lodges attended the Service as well as Brothers from the Lowestoft & Norwich Provinces. Also in attendance was an Honour Guard from the RAF Regiment Association, The Standard Bearers of The British Legion, The Royal Air Force Association and the RAF Regiment Association. Later Family & Friends retired to the Rumbold Arms, home of the Pride of Yarmouth Lodge.
Lodge visit to Harrogate July 1992
On the way home under the Humber Bridge
Saltreach Autumn 1992
Dougie 6th of April 1993
Dougies 3rd Degree 19 July 1995 - with PGL
Dougies 3rd Degree - with Knights Chapter
Dougies 4th Degree 26th November 2000, with Alex Denniston
Dougie & Martyn Sharp
Visit to see Dougie, Spring 2001
At the 80th Anniversary Dinner January 2008
Also Remembered at this time
Bro. Dougie Palethorpe Senior with Brothers Casburn (left) & Sharp (right)
Bro. Chris Hamann ROH
Chris in the "Chair" at the Hospital Club
A few words from the City Secretary Martyn Sharp
I met Chris at my initiation in March 1978. Chris had joined the Eastgate Lodge several years earlier when it met at its original home, the Eastgate House pub in Eastgate (demolished mid-70s to make way for the new estate to the east of the Cathedral). Chris and I were good friends - he encouraged me back to the Order after I'd stayed away for over a year, by asking me to stand on his 3rd Degree guard of Honour in 1980ish.
Chris never took a very extensive part in the Lodge or Order (his one exception being to become Assembly President in the early 2000s). He was nevertheless true to the precepts of the Order and always there if you wanted a talk or some advice - particularly if you were paying for a round. Chris was a good angler winning the Maywood Cup more than once, and he urged other ambulance men and in-laws to become Buffs.
I shall miss Chris for a number of reasons, not least his roguish sense of humour. He is a loss to the Order.
The last night at the Hospital Club
On a visit to Holbeach
Chris in uniform