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A Visit to the Hertfordshire Installed Mark Masters Lodge

In June 2019, as the Worshipful Master of the Surrey Installed Mark Masters Lodge, I was invited to attend the meeting of the Hertfordshire Installed Mark Masters Lodge held at the Metropolitan Police Sports Club in Bushy.

A Visit to the Hertfordshire Installed Mark Masters Lodge

Also from Surrey was W.Bro. Richard Knox, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, VW.Bro. Chris Cradock, Worshipful Master of the Middlesex Installed Mark Masters Lodge, and W.Bro. Brian Cotton, Deputy Provincial Grand Secretary.

A Visit to the Hertfordshire Installed Mark Masters Lodge

Attending the meeting was the Provincial Grand Master of Hertfordshire, RW.Bro. Richard M Walker, the Past Deputy Grand Master, RW.Bro. Keith Emmerson, the Worshipful Master of the Hertfordshire Installed Mark Masters Lodge, and RW.Bro. Chris Radmore, Past Provincial Grand Master of Hertfordshire.

A Visit to the Hertfordshire Installed Mark Masters Lodge

A Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners was opened by the Worshipful Commander, W.Bro. Ted Long, RAMGR. After the regular business of the Lodge was concluded, the Provincial Grand Master was received into the Hertfordshire Enthroned Commanders’ Lodge, took the sceptre and was saluted with 7 under the direction of the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies.

A Visit to the Hertfordshire Installed Mark Masters Lodge

The Provincial Grand Master then opened a Provincial Assembly of Royal Ark Mariners. After receiving the visiting Brethren and taking the roll of Royal Ark Mariner Lodges within the Province the Provincial Grand Master invested a number of Brethren with Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank, addressed the Brethren and invited the Worshipful Commander to resume the chair. The Lodge was then closed and we all retired while the Temple was set up for the Mark meeting.

A Visit to the Hertfordshire Installed Mark Masters Lodge

A Lodge of Mark Master Masons was opened by the Worshipful Master, RW.Bro. Keith Emmerson, and after the regular business of the Lodge was concluded the Lodge was closed and the room rearranged to receive a talk entitled The Evolution of Mark Master Mason’s Certificates by VW.Bro. M C Black. After the presentation we all retired to the bar while the room was set up for dining.

A Visit to the Hertfordshire Installed Mark Masters Lodge

Following two most enjoyable meetings the members of the Hertfordshire Installed Mark Masters Lodge and their guests sat down to a most enjoyable festive board at the Metropolitan Police Bushy Sports Club in Bushy.

Article and photo by Chris Eley