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 AT THE MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, LONDON ROAD
CAMBERLEY ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 26th 1916
PRESENT WERE; 11 officers including W/M W/Bro. G. Richardson
The Lodge was opened in due form after solemn prayer at 6.0 p.m.
The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and confirmed by the Brethren present.
A ballot was then taken for Mr. Frederick William Gordon, who had been regularly proposed and seconded at the March meeting, as a fit and proper person to become a Freemason and at its conclusion it was found to be unanimous in his favour. After signing the necessary declaration Mr. Frederick William Gordon was introduced into the Lodge as a candidate properly prepared to be made a Mason and was duly initiated into the mysteries and privileges of Freemasonry. The ceremony of initiation being very impressively rendered by the W/M. The charge of the degree being very ably given by Bro. R, King S.W
W/Bro. W.H. Twort P.M. then gave a very excellent explanation of the First degree Tracing board which was greatly appreciated by all present.
Grand Lodge Certificates were next presented to Bros. John William Todd and Thomas John Ley
The following recommendation from the Reference Committee was then considered – That a Lodge Banner be purchased for a sum not exceeding 10 Guineas and on the proposition of W/Bro. G. Richardson W.M. seconded by Bro. R. King S.W on being put to the Lodge was carried unanimously
The following candidate was next proposed as a fit and proper person to become a Freemason. Mr. Sydney John Heath, aged 38, Church Road, Woking, proposed by Bro. H. Gibbs and seconded by Bro. R. Mitchell
Hearty greetings were extended to the W.M. from the visiting Brethren.
Apologies for non-attendance were received from two Brethren
Nothing further being offered for the good of Freemasonry in general or of this the Albert Edward Lodge in particular iit was closed in perfect harmony at 7.45 p.m.