Rastrick Lodge and its historical connection with Henry 6th Earl of Harewood, Henry George Charles Lascelles KG, GCVO, DSO,TD, JP, DL .
Born 9th September 1882 and died 24th May 1947
Styled the Honourable Henry Lascelles before 1892 and Viscount Lascelles between 1892 and 1929. He was a British soldier, Peer of the realm and Yorkshire landowner.
His spouse was Mary Princess Royal, and through her, he was the son in law to King George and Queen Mary.
He was the Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Yorkshire West Riding when he visited Brighouse accompanied by his team to Consecrate the Rastrick Lodge 4885. This is well documented on the web site.
He revisited Rastrick Lodge on Wednesday 5th January 1938 in his Masonic capacity as RW Bro The Earl of Harewood Pro Grand Master, Provincial Grand Master an honorary Member of Rastrick Lodge. He was accompanied on the visit by W Bro Sir A Gadie, Past Grand Deacon, W Bro J Worsnop PAGDC and W Bro CC Frobisher, Provincial Grand Secretary an honorary member of Rastrick Lodge.
The WM, W Bro. N M Pilling invited the Pro Grand Master RW Bro Lord Harewood to unveil a Past Master Honours board for the combined lodges of Brighouse and Rastrick. When revealing the Honours board, he remarked that it gave him much pleasure to find such harmony existing between the two Lodges.
WM W Bro. N M Pilling called upon W Bro. H Whitehead, WM of Brighouse Lodge who invited RW Bro Lord Harewood to make the presentation of a Banner to Rastrick Lodge, the banner being a gift from the Mother Lodge, Brighouse No 1301.
Our history indicates there were some challenges in getting the banner approved, but it took its place in the Lodge in 1938 some 11 years after the Consecration.
Due to the tragic death in a wartime flying accident of the then Grand Master, the Duke of Kent, Henry 6th Earl of Harewood assumed the role of Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England and Wales, and its Districts and Colonies Overseas, in 1942. He remained Grand Master until he died in 1947.