The Fenman Lodge Farcet





The Fenman Lodge meets every Friday at 7.30pm in the Farcet Village Club, Cross St, Farcet, Peterborough, PE7 3DE.

For more information contact the City Secretary, Bro. Jim Hartigan on 01733 242044



Friday 2nd November 2018

Food served at 7:00pm with Bingo at 8:00pm 'ish.
Choices from the Chippy: Fish; Chicken; Pie (Chicken & Mushroom; Steak & Kidney; Mince & Onion); Sausage (Battered & Plain); Scampi; or Fish Cakes. Please place your orders with Alan Brown, Jim Hartigan or Bob Macnanara. If you're not eating please still come along.


Doors open at 7:00pm with the first race at 7:30pm 'ish.
Horses for sale at £5:00 or sponsor a race for £10:00 

Thanks to everyone for attending the Bingo / Fish & Chip Supper on Friday September 14th. Information in respect of what was raised on the night will be posted here soon.

The Bingo / Fish & Chip Supper on the 17th of August raised £377 for the PGP's Appeal - Thanks to everyone for turning up and thanks to all those who were involved in organising the event and feeding the masses. Once again Thanks.

The Friday 25th of May Bingo and Fish Supper Night raised £400 for the PGP's Outside Charity, No Gain No Pain.
Thanks for the people who worked hard to ensure the evening was a success and everyone who attended for their support.

Bro. Bob Macnamara also presented a cheque for £2000 for last years Lodge Charity Appeal, The Scalgate Club. 


The Fenman Lodge's 60th Anniversary Dinner took place at the Admiral Wells Public House on Friday April 6th, great food and great company. Thanks to everyone for their attendance.


The first Bingo Night of the year took place on Friday 16th of February to raise funds for the Farcet Junior Football Team. £311 was raised by the raffle with a further £31 added when Denise Felstead autioned her Fish & Chip meal vouher prize.  






Another tremendous turnout and £300 + raised by the Raffle.
Thanks to everyone for their fantastic suppport, this years Charity Appeal, still some sums to do but the total will be in excess of £2100 and the October Bingo Night raised £311 for this years Province Charity, the KROKUS Club.


The Race Night took place on the 13th of October and was a huge success thanks to great support from friends of the Fenman Lodge.

No final total yet but it will be in excess of £900.

Again the Lodge thanks you all.



The latest Bingo and Fish & Chip Supper took place on the 8th of September in aid of the PGP's Charity Appeal, The Krokus Club. Well done to the organisers and thanks to all for their attendance. The Raffle raised £311.


2017 Charabanc Trip to Great Yarmouth.
See Bob Macnamara for details


The Ladies Night Dinner took place on Friday 31/Mar/2017 at the Farmers Arms in Yaxley. A very nice evening was had by all with special mention to Barry & Romayne Scotney who were also celebrating their 43rd Wedding Anniversary.



The Bingo and Fish Supper Night that took place on the 9th of June was another great success, thanks to everyone for their support. Well done to Clive, Shirley, Bob, Chalky, Barry, Jim, Alan, Tina and Chris for all their hard work.

The evening raised £284:00 - well done to everyone.


The latest Bingo Night took place on Friday the 10th of March.

This was another well attended event and all participants are thanked for their a generosity and support of this years Lodge Charity. Brother Bob Macnamara gave an introduction to the charity, The Scalgate Club and briefed everyone on the monies raised and distributed to the 2016 Charities. Well done to Bob, Clive, Jim, Barry, Shirley, Alan, Chris, June and the Brothers of the Fenman for another superb evening.

The Rafffle raised £262:50, thank you.

The Bingo Night & Fish Supper held on Friday 25th of November was again, thanks to tremendous support, another great success. The Raffle raised £289 and topped off a very enjoyable night. Well done to Clive, Shirley (& an unnamed assistant), Bob, Alan, Jim, Barry, Jill and Chris for all their hard work and giving us such a good night. More news when I have it.

The Charity Bingo & Fish and Chip Supper held on Friday 30th of September was again a great success with 104 meals served.
The fantastic amount of £370 has been raised to support the Peterborough Junior Highland Pipe Band.

The Fenman Lodge again thanks everyone for their unstinting support for the Charity events held in the Village Club. 

The Fenman Charabang Trip, this year to Great Yarmouth, was another great success and plans are already underway for a return visit in 2017.

Welll done to Bob Macnamara, Barrry Scotney, Jim Hartiggan and the Brothers and Families who supported the weekend away.

Cheque Presentation 

On Friday 15th July Bro. Bob Macnamara, ROH, presented a cheque to Amy Sawyn in upport of her Charity Walk of the Great Wall of China. £700 was raised following two well attended Bingo & Fish and Chip Supper Nights held this year, the last on Friday the 24th of June. Amy thanked the Brothers of the Fenman and all of the local community and bingo players who supprted the events for their great support.

PGP's Horse Race Night at Farcet Village Club

The Race Night is aid of this years PGL Outside Charity Dementia Support took place on Friday 11th of September. The event raised £600, the PGP would like to thank everyone for their support including the excellent the buffet put on by Kerry Dudley.

Bingo Night and Fish & Chip Supper

The Fenman Lodge held a Charity Bingo Night on the 10th of July at the Farcet Village Club. The raffle raised about £230 and the final total will be available soon.
We'd like to thank everyone one for supporting the event. 


We have received some feedback from Suprina Rai in respect of the donations made by ourselves and other Lodges, PGL, Knights Chapter & ROH Assembly. Supprina has been involved in the relief work and will continue to do so for a little while, meantime she has sent back some photos, a few are posted below with more on the PGL site.

Horse Racing Night 29th of May 2015 at the Fenman.

A great turnout and support from all of the Lodges of the Province. A total of £1130 was raised for the Lodge Charity Appeal, Thorpe Hall's Raise the Roof Fund and the Eastgate Lodge Charty Appeal, ssafa (Soldiers, Sailors & Airmens Families Association). 


Santa's other List - or what did Chalkie do to get himself such a loud 'Onesie'. 

Chalkie the Thinker

Chalkie "all thought out"!

Third Degree Raising

Bro. Bill Gourlay KOM of the Fenman Lodge was Raised to the Third Degree on Friday 14th of November 2014 at the Farcet Village Club.
The Installation was excellently carried by the Peterborough and District Knights Chapter President, Bro. Pete Dudley KOM, Past Provincial Grand Primo, superbly assisted by the Director of Ceremonies, Bro. Dave Spencer ROH, DPGP, and the Officers of the Peterborough and District Knights Chapter No. 220.


Talking Newspapers for the Blind

On Friday the 12th of December 2014 the Fenman Lodge held a Bingo and Fish and Chip Night at the Farcet Village in support of the PGP's Appeal. The PGP thanked everyone for suppporting the event and the Fenman Brothers for their hard work.

2014 Lodge Charity Appeal
This years appeal is the Rudolf Fund

Bingo Night #3

At the Bingo Night on the 8th of August 2014 Bro. Bob Macnamara presented the Rudolf with a cheque for£1841. Thanks to everyone for their support.

Bingo at the Farcet Club

Bingo night #2 took place on the 25th of April 2014 followed by a successful Horce Racing Night on the 20th of June. Thanks to everyone for their support.

The first event this year, a Fish and Chip Supper & Bingo Night took place on Friday 28th of February 2014. There was a fantastic turnout and the total raised was in excess of £350. Well done to all involved.


There was also a presentation of a Cheque to the Rudolf Fund for £2000 from last years fund raising efforts.

Fenman Lodge claim third place in the 2014 Bannister Cup Competition.

Presentation of a Bench to the Olivemede Care Home by the Brothers of the Fenman

The two Wise Men of the Fenman?

Fourth Degree Raising

Bro. Alan Brown KOM, of the Queen Elizabeth Lodge, and affiliated to the Fenman Lodge, was raised to the Fourth Degree on Thursday 7th of November 2014 at the Farcet Village Club. The Exhaulting Officer was Bro. Roddy Woodthorpe ROH, Past President of the Peterborough & District Roll of Honour Assembly No. 135.

There was a magnificent turn out (53 Brothers registered) and superb Graze prepared by Kerry Dudley assisted by her Mother.

Horse Racing Night 18th of October 2013.

The Race Night was held at the Farcet Village Club in aid of the 2013 Charity Appeal the Rudolf Fund. There was a good turn-out, great food and thanks to the generosity of those attending £980 was raised. Well done to all concerned.


Third Degree Raising

Bro. Nigel 'Chalky' White CP was raised to the Third Degree on Saturday 31st of August 2013 at the Fletton Ex Servicemans Club. The Installing Officer was Bro. Barry Burrell ROH, President of the Peterborough & District Knights Chapter No. 220 for 2010. Needless to say Barry conducted a superb Ceremony ably assisted by the Knights Director of Ceremonies, Bro. Terry Collingwood ROH

Brother Chalkys Emblem Presentation will be on the 13th of September

Bannister Cup Fishing Match

Took place on Sunday the 18th of August 2013 at Float Fish Farm, sadly Bob couldn't find this fish, or anything similar this time round.

Dog Racing Night

The Eastgate Lodge would like to thank the Fenman and the Farcet Village Club for their support at the recent Dog Racing Night. £400 was raised for age uk Peterborough Branch. Once again many thanks.

Cheque presentation to last years Charity

Bro Bob Macnamarra presented Ann Deane with a cheque for £1070 to go to the Wednesday PHAB Club



2013 Lodge Charity Appeal
This years appeal is the Rudolf Fund

Bingo Night & Fish Supper

On Friday 21st of June 2013 a Bingo Night with Fish Supper was held at the Farcet Village Club. The night made £235 well to all concerned in the organisation and a big thank you to everyone who turned up to support the event.

Bingo Night & Fish Supper

The first fundraising event, Bingo with a Fish and Chip Supper on Friday 22nd of February 2013 raised a fantastic £346. Well done to Clive (PG Bingo Caller) Robinson ably assisted by Ticket Seller Shirley (also with Alan Brown sorting the meal distribution), Bob Mac the MC, Chris and Jill selling the Raffle Tickets & Chalky and Jim as the Bingo Checkers.


Bro. Jim Hartigan ROH IPPGP

Jim carried out a Parachute Jump in aid of the PGP's Outside Charity Appeal on Friday 7th of September 2012 at Sibson Aerodrome.
At October PGL, Jim presented the PGP with cheques totaling £733. Brother Steve Jones KOM, PGP thanked Jim, his sponsors & the Fenman for all their support.

2012 Fenman Lodge Charity
Wednesday PHAB - Peterborough

Quiz Night

The Quiz Night took place on Friday 28th September 2012, a total of £277 was raised. Well done the Fenman Club who in turn thank everyone for their support and attendance. There was also a visit from the Silver Corronation Lodge from Market Harborough.

Bingo Night

The Bingo Night on Friday the 6th of July 2012 raised raised £270 for the Wednesday PHAB Club.

Bingo Night

A Bingo Night with Fish Supper was held on Friday April the 13th 2012. The evening raised £310 for the Lodge Charity. 

2012 Bannister Cup

For the third time in four years, Bob Macnamarra is the 'Best Dressed Man on the Bank' for 2012. 

PGP's 2011 Charity Appeal
Hospital at Home

PGP's Charity - Cheque Presentation

On the 2nd of April 2012, Brother Jim presented Dee George, of 'Hospital at Home', a cheque for £4200. Well done to Jim and everyone who supported his Charity Appeal.

Bingo Night / Fish Supper - Friday 9th December - 7.30pm

Clive Robinson was again in the 'Hot Seat', a total of £294.50 for Past PGP Brother Jim's Outside Charity.

Bingo Night - Friday 21st October.

The Bingo Night in support of 2011 PGP Jim Hartigan's Charity Appeal - Hospital at Home, took place in the Farcet Village Club. The 'Provincial Grand Bingo Caller' Clive Robinson was  again in the Hot Seat. The event, with Bob Macnamara performing well in the role of MC, raised £150

Nigel White "Got Shaved" - Saturday 12th November.

In support of Bro. Jim's Charity Appeal, Nigel had his Head, Beard and Megga 'Tache shaved for Hospital at Home. The event took place at the Fletton Ex-Serviceman's Club and an auction was held to have the honour of shaving the individual items of Nigels 'facial shrubery'. More news to follow. Well done 'Chalky' and the many Brothers and Friends who supported him.

Fenman Coffee Morning - Friday 30th September.

A Coffee Morning (Yes Coffee morning) took place at the Black Swan Pub and Raised £167 for the 2011 PGP's Outside Charity Appeal. Bob Macnamara presented the cheque to Jim at October PGL.

2011 Provincial Grand Primo, Bro Jim Hartigan ROH

PGP Bro. Jim carried out the Induction to the Second Degree of Bro. Gerald Wood at the Locomotive Lodge on Thursday 24th of November 2011 at the Brazza Club March.

Brother Jim with the newly Raised Certified Primo, Bro. Gerald Wood CP

Gary Thatcher ROH, CDM & Bar (Fly)

Bannister Cup 2011

Bob Macnamara wins the 'Best Dressed Man on the Bank' for the second time

Fourth Degree Raising

Bro. Barry Burrell was Raised to the 4th Degree on Friday 12th of August 2011. The Ceremony was conducted by the ROH Assembly President, Bro. Roddy Woodthorpe ROH, ably supported by the Director of Ceremonies, Bro. Terry Collingwood ROH, and the Officers of the Peterborough & District ROH Assembly No: 137.

2010 Charity Cheque Presentation

On Friday 25th March 2011, Bro. Bob McNamara presented a cheque to the value of £1880 to last years Lodge supported Charity, Farcet Primary School.



Hospital at Home Charity Functions

Bro. Bob Macnamara ROH organised an evening of entertainment on Saturday 30th July, that included an excellent Raffle.


A Bingo Night was held on the 25th March 2011 in support of the 2011 Charity, Hospital at Home. The Provincial Grand Bingo Caller, Bro. Clive Robinson ROH was again in the chair. The Raffle raised a handsome £170.

The Peterborough and District, Provincial Grand Primo 2011.

Bro. Jim Hartigan ROH



Chapter Dinner 2010

Chaz presents Anne with a bouquet

Cath and Brucie



PGL Dinner 2010

Anne and Barry

Romaine and Barry

Bob and Chris

Miriam and Clive

Jill and John

Jim and Bob Guard the Booze

The Ladies



Fenman Lodge PGP's Charity Night

Bro. John Beeby ROH, presented a "Chippie Supper" on Saturday the 23rd October 2010 in support of the PGP's Outside Charity. The event included entertainment provided by the excellent Nathan Brown, whose set included some of his own superb compositions. As well as the Chippie Supper a raffle was held that raised £300 for Bro. Terry's Charity. Terry thanked Nathan, John & eveyone who had supported John and the event.



Fenman Outside Charity Function

Bro. Paul Fountain organised a Quiz Night wth Fish Supper on Friday the 8th October 2010 at the Farcet Village Club.




Fenman Family Fun Day

The Fun Day was held on Saturday 18th September 2010 at the Farcet Village Club.

The event included a mini Beer Festival and two Live Bands, including Untamed, providing the entertainment. There was also a Grand Raffle - Prizes included an Indesit Washing Machine (donated by Hotpoint), a Moblile Phone, a Microwave, a Toaster and many other great Prizes. A total of £270 was raised.

The proceeds will go to the 2010 years Charity, Farcet Primary School.  


Charity Night

On Friday 18th June 2010 the Lodge held a Chicken Supper & Bingo Night. £300 was raised for this years Lodge Charity Appeal, Farcet Primary School. 


Fenman Lodge Charity Presentation.

On Friday the 21st May 2010, the Worthy Primo, Bro. Barry Burrell KOM assisted by the PGP, Bro. Terry Collingwood ROH, presesented a cheque for £1306 to Michael Clarke a representative from Thorpe Hall, Sue Ryder Home, the Charity Appeal for 2009.

Dennis Felstead introduces the IPPGP Pete Dudley to Michael


Meeting Brothers of the Lodge, Bob Macnamara & Peter Robertson

Keith Avenall, Paul Fountain & John Beeby

Dennis Felstead introduces the City Marshall, Bruce Duncombe

Alan Brown with Eastgate Lodge PGL members


City Secretary, Jim Hartigan

Clive Robinson, City Treasurer


Regalia Visit to a Third Degree Raising at the Valiant Lodge

The Lodge visited the Valiant Lodge to attend and support the Third Degree Raising of the IPPGP, Bro. Pete Dudley. Bro. Barry Burrell KOM, the President of Knights Chapter, conducted a superb ceremony from memory with several Fenman Lodge members of Peterborough Knights Chapter 220 in support.

Bro. Alan Brown leads the Brothers from the Bar


Clive Robinson, Bruce Duncombe &  John Beeby

Nigel White


Barry Burrell , Jim Hartigan & Dennis Felstead

 John & Nigel think it's all over

It is now, Jim Hartigan relaxes after the event

Knights Chapter President Barry with the new Knight Pete Dudley



Knights Chapter Dinner 2009

Bruce & Kath Duncombe


Clive & Miriam Robinson

Dennis Felstead & Glen


Clive Robinson back from the bar

Bob Macnamara in a familiar pose

PGL Dinner 2009

Alan Brown

Best Dressed Fisherman 2009

Bob Macnamara

Dennis Felstead Pssed to the Grand Link Above 11/Feb/2018







Last updated: 15/Sep/2018