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 BUILDING, LONDOIN ROAD, CAMBERLEY ON WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 30th 1914
PRESENT WERE: 12 OFFICERS ( including W/M W/Bro. Blackaby
The Lodge was opened in due form after solemn prayer at 6.20 p.m.
The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and confirmed by the Brethren present.
A ballot was taken for Mr. Charles Taylor and Mr. Walter Edwin Liley, who had been regularty proposed and seconded as fit and proper persons to become Freemasons, and at its conclusion was found unanimous in their favour.
Mr. Charles Taylor and Walter Edwin Liley 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 ably rendered by W/M W/Bro. Blackaby. The newly made Brethren then received the charge of this Degree from Bro. Appleton. SW
Bro. W.J. Simmonds was then presented with his Grand Lodge Certificate.
A ballot was taken for W/M for the ensuing year, and at the conclusion of the ballot it was found unanimously in favour of Bro. J.J. Appleton SW. Bro. Appleton thanked the Brethren for the honour and confidence thus conferred.
W.Bro. Twort, on the motion of Bro. G.H. Richardson and seconded by W/Bro. G. Baskett, was unanimously elected as Treasurer for the ensuing year.
W.Bro. Twort then thanked the Brethren.
W.Bro W.E. Matthews then proposed that Bro. C. Parrant be elected Tyler for the ensuing year, seconded by Bro. R. Hill. This on being put to the Lodge was carried unanimously.
The following notice of motion, of which due notice had been given, was then proposed by W/Bro. Vaughan and seconded by W/Bro. Matthews, that Past Masters Jewel of the usual pattern and cost, be presented to W/Bro. Blackaby W.M. to mark a most successful year of office. This on being put to the Lodge was carried unanimously.
W.Bro. Matthews, seconded by J.J. Appleton SW, then proposed the following notice:- That a Secretarys Jewel, of the usual pattern and cost, be presented to R. King, as a token of the Lodges appreciation of his services. Carried unanimously.
The following candidate was then proposed as a fit and proper person to be made a Mason:-
Mr. George Compton
Confectioner and caterer
Proposed by Bro. R. King
Seconded by Bro. T.W. White
Nothing further being offered for the good of Freemasonry in general or this Albert Edward Lodge in particular, it was closed in perfect harmony, at 7.45 p.m.