Why are we in East Kent Province?
Updated: Aug 11, 2022
Good question, especially when we are firmly in the Western half Kent.
The following has been found in www.freemasonrymatters.co.uk website, and the map here has been drawn up in accordance with the comments. W.Bro. Richard Hunt, in his history of the Lodge, expands further on this subject.
“By 1973 there were so many Lodges (In Kent) that the decision was taken to divide the Province into two, East Kent and West Kent. This was intended as an example to other large Provinces: the example has not been followed. The two Provinces flourished and retain a firm friendship and interchange of membership. The boundary between the two new Provinces was drawn so that East Kent lies approximately east of a line, between Greenhythe and Gravesend, from Dartford via Wrotham to Tunbridge Wells”.
So now you know!