London Loyal Orange Lodge No. 188
London, Ontario, Canada
About the Lodge
London Loyal Orange Lodge No. 188 was originally founded in 1835. A new warrant was issued on July 12th, 1844; due to the theft of the early minutes in 1872, almost nothing about the early activities of this lodge is known. After this theft, another warrant was applied for, and received on September 19th, 1872.
Meetings were held in the Orange Hall on Adelaide Street in London, Ontario; after the robbery, meetings were held for a time at the Orange Hall in the Victoria Buildings on Richmond Street, north of King Street.
The earliest known officers (1872) were:
Bro. Thomas Peel – Worshipful Master
Bro. Joseph M. Wilson – Secretary
London Loyal Orange Lodge No. 188 merged with another lodge or ceased operations prior to 1960.