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The Travelling Keystone is on the move again

In November 2018, Coulsdon Mark Lodge No 1268 took the Travelling Keystone away from Croydon Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 198. At their next meeting in March, two days before the Annual Meeting, they wondered who would come along to take it from them and be entitled to take into Provincial Grand Lodge and present it to the RW Provincial Grand Master.

The Travelling Keystone is on the move again

Before the Mark meeting the Brethren of Coulsdon Lodge proudly displayed the Travelling Keystone at their Royal Ark Mariner meeting where Bro. Mike Bushby was installed as Worshipful Commander. As W.Bro. Chris Eley, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, and his Escorting Officer, W.Bro. Richard Knox, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, was in the adjacent Temple visiting Sanderstead Lodge they called in to greet everyone.

After a short Mark meeting the Brethren of Coulsdon Lodge and their guests retired to the dining room where four members of Loyalty Mark Lodge No 914 stood up to claim the Travelling Keystone.

The Travelling Keystone is on the move again

This was dutifully handed over to W.Bro. Roger Chapman, Provincial Grand Junior Deacon, of Loyalty Mark Lodge by the Worshipful Master of Coulsdon Mark Lodge, W.Bro. Mike Bushby.

The Travelling Keystone is on the move again

W.Bro. Roger will hand over the Travelling Keystone to the RW Provincial Grand Master at the Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge two days later.

Article and photographs by Chris Eley