Date Established: 1890
Meeting Dates: The meetings are on the third Friday each month, with the exception of February June and August.
Number of Members: 26
Chantrey Lodge was the First Lodge at Dore, it takes its name after Sir Francis Chantrey, R.A., F.R.S. who was born on 7th April 1781, over one hundred years before the Lodge was formed. He was the son of a small tenant farmer at Jordanthorpe, Derbyshire. The house in which he started his very illustrious life still stands and though somewhat enlarged is still a private dwelling.
He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1804 with a portrait of D. Wales, whose daughter he married a few years later.
He was very quickly acclaimed by the artistic world, perhaps more as a sculptor than a painter, although he painted the portraits of many famous people of the time. Possibly the most well-known of his sculptures is the group of “Sleeping Children” in Lichfield Cathedral.
We pride ourselves on a long history and friendship that lasts for years through its members.
The members meet regularly we have 2 main events in the year, Christmas cerebration’s with family and friends and a fundraising night.
The meetings are on the third Friday each month, with the exception of February June and August, it is a great start to the weekend, with relaxation between friends.