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 29th SEPTEMBER 1915
PRESENT WERE: 12 Officers including W/M W/Bro J.J. Appleton
The Lodge was opened in due form after solemn prayer at 6.20 p.m.
The W.M. referred to the loss the Lodge had sustained , since their last meeting, by the death of one of their oldest members of the Lodge, W. Bro. T. Tew P.M. and as a token of respect the Brethren were requested to stand in silence.
The minutes of the last regular meeting were then read, confirmed and signed.
A ballot was next taken for Mr. Henry Gibbs, who had been regularly proposed and seconded as a fit and proper person to become a Freemason, and at its conclusion it was found to be unanimous in his favour.
The Lodge was then opened in the 2nd. degree, when W/Bro. W.E. Matthews assumed the gavel.
Bros. Arthur Nelson and William Henry Pease were next called to the pedestal and, after having given proof of the progress they had made in the Science , were entrusted with the P.G.. & P.W leading from the 2nd to the 3rd degree. They then retired to be prepared for the ceremony of raising.
The Lodge was then opened in the 3rd. degree, and Bros. Nelson and Pease were re-admitted, properly prepared and raised to the sublime degree of a M.M. The ceremony of raising being rendered by W.Bro. W.E. Matthews P.M.
The W.M. then re-assumed the gavel and the Lodge was lowered to the 1st. degree
Bros. Geo. Compton and Frederick Lewis Beazley were presented with their Grand Lodge Certificates.
W.Bro. Kennett P.M. Charity Representative, thanked the W.M. and Brethren for the sum voted at the previous meeting, for the Royal Masonic Institution for Boys, which had given him great pleasure to go up and present.
Apologies for non-attendance were received from Bros. Arthur Lunn and W.E. Liley.
Nothing further being offered for the good of Freemasonry in general, or this Lodge in particular, it was closed in perfect harmony at 8.20 p.m.