Once again the indefatigable ProProvGM continued his journey through the Province visiting the Installed Masters Lodges.
These are always wonderful affairs and the ceremonial is always something to behold with 108 attending.
The Lodge was opened by the WM W Bro Maurice Dawson PJGD PPrJGW, who welcomed the special guests with the customary warm greetings and acclamation.
There were representatives from the other Middlesex Masters Lodges in the Province which included Middlesex Masters Uxbridge, Middlesex Masters Southgate, as well as representatives from North Surrey Masters, Essex Masters, Oxfordshire Masters, Hertfordshire Masters, Mid Kent Masters, East Sussex Masters and finally Sussex Masters.
Enter the Pro Provincial Grand Master –The regular business of the Lodge was attended to and then the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies entered the Lodge and informed the WM that the ProProvGM was without and that he demanded admission.
The ProProvGM entered accompanied by a retinue of the Provincial Executive Officers, which consisted of: Barry Cramer, Bob Rough, Peter Annett, John Taylor, Julian Saunders, Howard Walters, Michael Ross and Jim Mitchell and the escort was formed by Brian Shaw, Chris Pugh, Nial Sheehan, Alan Warwick and Tom James.
R W Peter Baker accepted the gavel proffered by the WM W. Bro Maurice Dawson and stated that he was delighted to be in attendance and particularly looked forward to Installing the Master Elect.
This was duly performed and the new Master Installed his Officers.
The Address to the Master was given by W. Bro Barry Cramer DepProvGM PSGD, that to the Wardens by W. Bro Robert Rough PAGDC APGM and finally to the Brethren by W. Bro John Taylor PAGSuptWks APGM; all in fine style.
Important Announcements –But it wasn’t over yet and there were some other important announcements to make. W. Bro Donald Adamson was escorted to the East by the Prov GDC and presented with a 50 year Certificate by the ProProvGM, together with a lapel pin.
The Secretary during the Risings advised Lodge members of the impending Promotions and congratulations were given to the following Brethren on their preferment: W. Bro Barry Cramer to PGSwdB, W. Bro Peter Annett and W. Bro John Taylor to PSGD, W. Bro Raghu Sharma to active rank as AGDC and W. Bro Paul Steventon to PGStdB.
Additionally a number of other Members of the Lodge would also receive Provincial honours at the Provincial Annual Meeting on Tuesday 14th May at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London.
All in all a highly enjoyable meeting and the Pro Provincial Grand Master retired in Procession and after proceeded to the Festive Board where the loyal and other toasts were given.
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