Author: oldhamptonian

W. Bro. Colin H. Basson

It is with sadness that the lodge has learned of the death of W. Bro. Colin H. Basson, PPrJGW, PPrJGW (Soms).

W. Bro. Colin was initiated into the lodge on the 20th of October 1962, having studied at Hampton between 1948 and 1954. He served as Master of Old Hamptonian, his mother lodge, in 1976.

2017 Guest Dinner

The Worshipful Master of the Old Hamptonian Lodge No. 5730 requests the pleasure of your company at a guest dinner on Friday 30 June 2017 at 19:00 at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in London.

This marks the first guest dinner in many years and promises to be a memorable evening. It’s a chance to spend an evening in the company of old friends and rivals and to share some relentless Hampton School banter with a wider circle. Teachers, Old Boys, members of the lodge, masonic guests and other guests are all welcome.

Drinks will be served from 19:00 followed by a three course dinner with wine to be served at 20:00.

The dress code for the evening is black tie and the cost of the evening is £60.

The Oxford and Cambridge Club is situated at  71 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HD.

Please contact Ben Kenny at if you would like to attend.

An OH Freemason reflects

I have to say that joining the masons was one of the most influential
things in my life. The ethos of the fraternity is good citizenship, charity
and honesty and its hopes in this direction are played out within the
ancient ritual.

W. Bro Geoffrey Bourne-Taylor, a PM of Old Hamptonian Lodge, reflects on how he became a freemason in the current edition of the Old Hamptonian Chronicle. Browse to page 149 of The Lion (PDF).

New members

At the October meeting, W.Bro Lawson, Worshipful Master of Old Hamptonian, leading his first ever first degree ceremony, initiated four new members. The ceremony, usually performed for one or two candidates, received special dispensation from Provincial Grand Lodge. Here are three of them.