Why Certes?

During one of the meetings that the Founders held, the question of the name was raised. W Bro Middleton, who went on to be the first Master, was in business connected to a fire extinguisher company called Certex. W Bro Middleton suggested the same name for the Lodge, but with the X changed to an S to suggest a Latin derivation. It was named this due to its dependability and its certainty to work when required.

The Founders decided on the name Certes as other brethren would be able to depend on the members of the Lodge and be certain of a friendly greeting. The Lodge is often described as “The Chummy lodge”