Minutes of 100 Years Ago
An Extract of the minutes of the meeting held 100 years ago is read out in Lodge at every meeting. You can read them at your leisure here:
THIS IS AN EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE ALBERT EDWARD LODGE MEETING HELD AT THE MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, LONDON ROAD,CAMBERLEY ON WEDNESDAY 28TH APRIL 1915
PRESENT WERE: 12 Officers including W/M/ W/Bro. J.J. Appleton
The Lodge was opened in due form after solemn prayer at 5.15 p.m.
The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and confirmed by the Brethren present.
A ballot was then taken collectively for Messrs. Arthur Nelson and William Henry Pease, who had been regularly proposed and seconded as fit and proper persons to be made Masons and at its conclusion it was found to be unanimous in their favour.
Messrs. Arthur Nelson and William Pease were then introduced to the Lodge as candidates properly prepared to be made Masons, and were duly initiated into the Ancient Mysteries and Privileges of Freemasonry, the ceremony being very ably rendered by W.Bro. J.J. Apppleton W.M.
The newly made Bros. received the charge of the degree from Bro. Richardson S.W. given in a very impressive manner.
Bro. Frederick Lewis Beazley was then called to the Pedestal and after having given proof of the progress he had made in the Science was entrusted with the P.G. & P.W leading from the 1st to the 2nd. degree. He then retired to be prepared for the ceremony of passing.
The Lodge was then advanced to the 2nd degree when W.Bro. A. Gamble assumed the Gavil and Bro. Beazley was re-admitted, properly prepared and passed to the degree of a F.C. The ceremony being ably rendered by W.Bro. A. Gamble P.M.
The Brethren were then called from labour to refreshment.
The Brethren having returned from refreshment to labour W.Bro. W.H. Blackaby assumed the Gavil and Bro. George Compton was called to the pedestal and after having given proof of the progress he had made in the Science was entrusted with the P.G. & P.W leading from the 2nd to the 3rd degree. He then retired to be prepared for the ceremony of raising.
The Lodge was then advanced to the 3rd. degree and Bro. George Compton was re-admitted, properly prepared to be raised to the sublime degree of a M.M. and had taken the obligation in that degree when a message came to the Lodge to say that the candidates premised were on fire, which was in close vicinity of the Lodge. The acting W.M. deemed it necessary to immediately close the Lodge, which was done.