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Sutton Coldfield Study Circle demonstrates a 1765 ceremony

A demonstration of a 1765 ceremony by the Sutton Coldfield Study Circle Demonstration Team was recently given at a meeting of the Bridge Trust Lodge No 2878 held at Handsworth, Birmingham.

The majority of the ceremony is performed at the table assisted by plenty of liquid refreshment.

The Decanter and Glasses are provided for a Toast to ‘The King and the Two Princes’.

In the past this was made with contraband brandy but on this occasion, Ribena.

5730 Seventy-fifth Anniversary Meeting

At its October meeting this year, Old Hamptonian Lodge, one of the Federation’s founding lodges, celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary. This article about the meeting is reposted from Old Hamptonian Lodge’s website.

Old Hamptonian Lodge

Seventy-six years ago Amelia Earheart disappeared trying to fly around the world, Stalin was purging his rivals, “Spam” was launched and Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” was published. And, in the leafy suburbs of West London, a group of eleven men, including governors, masters and old boys of the then Hampton Grammar School met to discuss the formation of a lodge “for those old boys of the school who are desirous in masonry of continuing their association with their friends at school and for other good reasons“.  After a second meeting in October 1937, the name of the lodge was agreed: Old Hamptonian Lodge. Its founding master, the “father of the lodge” was to be W. O. Hiehle and it was consecrated with seventeen founding brethren on 23rd March, 1938.

On 19 October 2013, Old Hamptonian Lodge celebrated the seventy-fifth anniversary of that consecration at the regular October meeting. W.Bro…

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