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Fire at Corstorphine Public Hall

 

 

 

Today - 15th October 2013 will be etched in the history of the Corstorphine Public Hall Company.

 

It was on this day that a fire started and engulfed most of the building, including the Temple for the Masonic Lodge - St John Corstorphine No.788 and Castle Park Royal Arch Chapter No.520.

St John Corstorphine was formed in 1892 and held all it's meeting within this building until with the last meeting being held on Thursday 10th October 2013 - a First Degree for a candidate keen to progress through his steps in Freemasonry.  This will be a huge personal loss for the Lodge in terms of sentimental and historic value.

Media reports say that the fire was most likely to have been started by an electric heater housed in another part of the building which was unoccupied at the time - allowing the fire to take hold.

 

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The Building was home to Elite Fitness Centre, The Corstorphine Youth & Community Centre as well as the Masonic Lodge and will be sorely missed in the Community.  It is unclear at this stage what will happen with the building long term but we will provide updates on this site when more information becomes known.

 

In the meantime, pleaase click on the meeting listed in the 'Forthcoming Events' section to see any update on the location.

 
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