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
No. 1714 MEETING HELD IN THE MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS LONDON ROAD
CAMBERLEY ON WEDNESDAY JAN. 31st 1917
PRESENT WERE: 13 OFFICERS ( including W/M W/Bro. G.RICHARDSON )
The Lodge was opened after solemn prayer at 5.25 p.m.
The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and confirmed by the Brethren present.
A Ballot was then taken for Bro. Thomas Turner as a re-joining member of the Lodge and at its conclusion it was found to be unanimous in his favour.
The Lodge was then opened in the 2nd. Degree. W.Bro. Blackaby D.C. presented Bro. Robert King S.W. , Master Elect to the W/M. . to receive, at his hands, the benefit of Installation .
The Antient Charges were read by the Secretary to Bro. Robert King, to all of which he signified his unqualified assent.
The Lodge opened in the 3rd. Degree, after which all Brethren below the rank of an Installed Master, retired.
Bro. Robert King was then duly installed into the Chair of King Solomon, according to Ancient Custom. The ceremony being very excellently rendered by W/Bro. G. Richardson, the retiring W/M
The newly installed Master having invested his I.P.M., all Master Masons were re-admitted and , under the direction of the D.C., saluted the W.M. in the Three Degrees.
The W.M. appointed and invested his Officers for the ensuing year.
The W.M. then presented W.Bro. Richardson I.P.M. , on behalf of the Lodge, with a Past Masters Jewel, complimenting him on the very efficient manner he had carried out the important duties during his year of office.
W.Bro. Richardson thanked the W.M. and Brethren for the honour thus conferred and for their kind appreciation of his services.
The Lodge proceeded to elect a Charity Representative, and an Almoner for the ensuing year
Letters were read from the Provincial Grand Master, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, and The Provincial Grand Secretary, expressing their inability to attend.
The dispensation was read giving permission to wear Masonic Collars at Installation suppers.
The following candidates were then proposed as fit and proper persons to become Freemasons :- Mr. Herbert Gosden, aged 47, Farmer, Fellow Green Farm, Chobham, Surrrey. Proposed by Bro. R. Mitchell seconded by W.Bro. Richardson also Mr. William Carey, aged 36, Licensed Victualler, Prince of Wales, Fleet, Hants. proposed by Bro. A. Nelson seconded by Bro. F. Beazley.
Fraternal greetings were extended to the W.M. from the visiting Brethren.
Apologies for non-attendance were received from five Brethren.
Nothing further being offered for the good of Freemasonry in general or of this The Albert Edward Lodge in particular , it was closed after solemn prayer in perfect harmony, at 7.20 p.m.