Oak Masonic Lodge number 326 meets at Ballinderry Masonic Hall and is situated at 87 Ballinderry Road, Upper Ballinderry. Details of the lodge can be found at Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim website.
Eddie’s Extracts has a reference to a death of one of the members of this lodge on 27th March, 1916 – John English Bolton.
On Saturday 28th November 2009 John Dickson, a member of this lodge was installed as PGM of Antrim. (Source – Antrim Grand Lodge of Antrim Gazette 2009).
There were three letters relating to this lodge sold on E-Bay a number of years ago.
Mar 6th 1924
Dear Sir & Bro,
I brought your letter before the Lodge at its last stated communication. Mr. Thomas Newell is known to several members of this lodge, and I was directed to state that they know of no reason why he should not become a member of our Order.
(Pencil on rear of letter – Your Enquiry in reference to Mr Thos Newell who has been proposed.)
June 5th 24
Dear Sir & Bro.
Would you kindly let me know if you have balloted for Mr Thomas Newell in you lodge. He now wants to join 326, as it would be more convenient for him. I do not think he knew there was a Masonic Lodge here, when he was proposed in your Lodge.
Sec Lodge 326
June 12th 24
Dear Sir & Bro
In reply to your letter, I was talking to the Bro who was to propose Mr. Newell, and I think it would be better, as he has been balloted for in your lodge, for your lodge to go on with the matter & if he wants he can affiliate to this lodge.
Death Notice — David Falloon
The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th January 1931 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.
Falloon – January 15, 1931 at his residence, “Masonic View” Ballinderry, David Falloon. The remains of our beloved father will be removed from above address for interment in the Middle Churchyard tomorrow (Saturday) at 3 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing family.
OAK MASONIC LODGE 326, BALLINDERRY
Falloon – Members of above Lodge are requested to attend the funeral of their late esteemed member, Br. David Falloon.
Joseph Davidson, W.M.
James Harvey, P.M., Secretary
R.A.C. 326 BALLINDERRY
Falloon – Companions of above Chapter are requested to attend the funeral of their respected Companion, David Falloon.
William McConkey, E.K.
James Harvey, P.K., Reg