Wey Side Lodge No 1395 is believed to be the 11th Lodge to be formed in the Province of Surrey. It was founded in 1872 by a number of Brethren residing in what is now known as Old Woking and meeting at St. George’s Lodge No 370 in Chertsey – the first in Surrey. There are now more than 230 lodges in Surrey.
The Warrant, dated 15th March 1872 and granted by the Grand Master, the Earl of Rippon, records the following Founders:
Rev C.W. Arnold, Headmaster of Woking College
W. Smallpiece, Civil Engineer
G.E. Wainwright, Sugar Refiner
H.W. Charrington, Brewer
Rev T.C. Wilks, Vicar of Woking
J. Lavendar, Architect & Surveyor
Dr H.F. Askham, Surgeon
The original Warrant is still presented by the Master at Wey Side meetings to this day, but rarely removed from its case due to fragility of age.