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Branch News: Ham

Lodge Brothers Honours The Poppy Factory and Local Heroes

Lodge Branch:
November 5th, 2019
Ham wanted to honour not only the local people who served on the frontline, but all those who stayed strong for our nation, under siege themselves with a devastating 1005 high-explosive bombs dropped in 8months on Richmond and the surrounding area alone. With men away at war, local women worked tirelessly to help provide planes and parts to keep our men fighting for our wonderful country, at a factory only 4 minutes...

Chris Lodge Rides Land’s End to John O’Groats in Memory of Ben

August 30th, 2019
On Saturday 7th September 2019, I will be cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats  - 9 days, 980 miles.  Whilst I undertake this challenge I will be remembering our friend and colleague Ben, who tragically took his own life. I would like to raise money for CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably – a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. You can find ou...

Remembering Lost Loved Ones on Fathers’ Day

Lodge Branch:
June 13th, 2019
Our Fathers Day display in Ham branch is for anyone who may have recently lost their loved one. We recognise this can be a difficult time for some. Our thoughts are with you....

Morris Dancers for St George’s Day

Lodge Branch:
April 23rd, 2019
Morris dancers enjoy celebrating St George’s Day, because it is traditionally the start of the season for “dancing out”. Caroline at Ham branch has displayed her Morris Dancing costume, including bells, hankies, stick, tin whistle and melodeon, along with some lovely photos of dancers and musicians in full swing!  ...

Easter at Ham Branch

Lodge Branch:
April 16th, 2019
Caroline’s window shows traditional Easter themes, as well as highlighting a friend’s performance at Sydney Cathedral of a new Easter choral piece, Stations of the Cross and Stabat Mater by Giles Swayne....

Mothering Sunday Display at Ham

Lodge Branch:
March 29th, 2019
Caroline at Ham branch is thinking of all those whose mothers are no longer with us, with some personal photos, including her great grandparents’ bakery in Wandsworth, with photos taken 104 years apart....

A Traditional Irish Music Theme for St Patrick’s Day

Lodge Branch:
March 18th, 2019
As a keen musician, Caroline, our Funeral Arranger at Ham branch, has chosen this theme for her St Patrick's Day window decorations....

St David’s Day History

Lodge Branch:
March 1st, 2019
Did you know that St David was a Welsh Bishop, and was made a Saint after his death on 1st March 589 A.D.? Rumour has it he was a vegetarian who ate only bread, herbs and vegetables, and drank only water. Further history behind St David’s Day have been showcased by Caroline, our Ham arranger, in this year’s wonderful tribute to Wales....

A Double Wedding Weekend for Caroline Edgington

Lodge Branch:
May 17th, 2018
What a weekend for our Ham branch arranger Caroline. Not only do we have the upcoming Royal nuptials but she will be celebrating her son and future daughter-in-laws wedding day too! Wishing them all the very best of wishes. ...