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 25TH FEBRUARY 1914
PRESENT WERE: 11 OFFICERS including W.M. W/Bro. W.H. Blackaby
The Lodge was opened in due form after solemn prayer at 6.15 p.m.
The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and confirmed by the Brethren present.
A ballot was next taken for Mr. William Walter Bartlett who had been regularly proposed and seconded as a fit and proper person to become a Freemason. At the conclusion of the ballot it was found unanimous in his favour.
Mr. William Walter Bartlett was then introduced to the Lodge as the candidate properly prepared to be made a Mason and was then duly initiated into the Ancient Mysteries and Privileges of Freemasonry – the ceremony being ably rendered by the W.M. W. Bro. W.H. Blackaby. The newly made Brother then received the charge of the 1st degree, the same being rendered in an impressive manner by Bro. J.J. Appleton, S.W. The Bro. initiate then retired
The Lodge was then advanced to the 2nd degree and W. Bro. W.E. Matthews then assumed the Gavil and Bro. P.W. White was next called to the P. and after having given proof of progress in the science was then entrusted with the P.W. and P.G. leading from the 2nd to the 3rd Degree. He then retired to be prepared for the ceremony.
The Lodge was now advanced to the 3rd degree, when Bro. P.W. White was re-admitted properly prepared and raised to the sublime degree of a M.M. The ceremony being impressively rendered by W. Bro. W.E. Matthews I.P.M.
The W.M. W.H. Blackaby then re-assumed the Gavil and lowered the Lodge to the 1st degree.
several apologies for non-attendance were received from Brethren.
Nothing furthered 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.