Freemasons have been present in Filey since 1855 in the form of Royal Lodge No. 643.
Originally, the nearest lodges to Filey were Old Globe Lodge in Scarborough, Lion Lodge in Whitby and Constitutional Lodge in Beverly. In 1854 a number of brethren got together to petition for a Warrant of Constitution empowering them to meet at the Royal Hotel, North street Filey. The petition was granted by the Grand Master the Earl of Zetland on 7 February 1855, and on 1 June 1855, the lodge was dedicated at the Royal Hotel.
As the lodge grew it moved to Foord’s Hotel and then to the Crescent Hotel in Filey, but it was not until 1910 Royal Lodge moved into its own building. The first regular meeting of Royal lodge at the Masonic Hall on Rutland street occurred on 21 October 1910.
Royal lodge meets every third Tuesday except July and August with the Installation meeting being in February.
W. Bro G.A Raylor: A Brief history of the Royal Lodge. Compiled 1955