The Consecration of the “Joey Dunlop Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1881”

Past Very Worshipful Masters Harry Pollock, Noel Simpson,William Anderson, Jonathan Rea & Campbell Duddy (along with the picture of Joey) departed from City of Derry Airport on Fri 8th June 2007 and returned on Sun 10th June 2007, met by Taxi at The East Midlands Airport and transferred to the Stoneycroft Hotel, Leicester which was within walking distance of The Freemason’s Hall, situated at 80 London Road, Leicester, LE2 0RA.

The Joey Dunlop Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1881, was consecrated on Saturday 9th June 2007. This was a great honour for not only for Vow Ferry but for the Dunlop Family, and if "Joey" himself was around he would be delighted to have this Roving Lodge of keen Bikers associated with his name. Our thanks to the members of the Joey Dunlop Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1881 for hosting us on this very special occassion.


William Joseph "Joey" Dunlop, OBE (February 25, 1952 - July 2, 2000), was a world champion motorcyclist from Ballymoney in Northern Ireland, best known for road racing. Referred to throughout the sport as "Joey", in 2005 he was voted the fifth greatest motorcycling icon ever by Motorcycle News. His achievements include three hat-tricks at the Isle of Man TT meeting (1985, 1988 and 2000), where he won a record 26 races in total. During his career he won the Ulster Grand Prix 24 times. In 1986 he won a fifth consecutive TT Formula One world title.
He was awarded the MBE in 1986 for his services to the sport, and in 1996 he was awarded the OBE for his humanitarian work for children in Romanian orphanages. Joey would often load up his race transporter and deliver clothing and food to the trouble spots of Bosnia and Romania. His humanitarian work was done without drawing attention to himself.

To visit the Joey Dunlop Foundation click HERE or to visit the TT Tribute Website click HERE

(Above) The autographed menu from The Devonshire Place,Leicester where the Consecration Dinner was held 

Past Very Worshipful Masters Harry Pollock,Noel Simpson, Campbell Duddy,
Jonathan Rea &
William Anderson with the picture of Joey which was 
presented to
V.W.Bro Donald R Lewis, V.W.Master of Lodge 1881. 


The Very Worshipful Master, V.W.Bro Donald R Lewis and Officers of Lodge 1881.
Also in the photo are members of Grand Lodge.

Past Very Worshipful Masters Harry Pollock,Noel Simpson, Campbell Duddy,
Jonathan Rea &
William Anderson with the picture of Joey which was later presented
to the Joey Dunlop Lodge of Mark Master Masons No1881

Members of The Joey Dunlop Lodges of Mark Master Masons No 1881 with their bikes.
(That's the V.W.Master in the middle with his Honda Gold Wing!)  

Members of The Joey Dunlop Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1881 with their bikes.