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Minutes of C L 291 from 1920 - 1930

 

Minutes of Celtic Lodge E & L 291 from 29th October 1920 - 16th December 1930.

29th October 1920

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  A Meeting of Signatories to the Memorial to Grand Lodge of Scotland, held in St John's Chapel, St John Street Edinburgh on Friday 29th October 1920 at 8 pm to discuss the reponing of the Lodge Celtic 291.

Present:

Mary Chapel-1  Bro Edward James Inches PM Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro James Sime Waterston PM Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro William Elliot PM Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro T K Muir PM Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro George Crawford PM Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro R A Stewart Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro David Cameron Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro William G Middleton Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro F W Frayling Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro T D Fender Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro W Lindsay Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro R Sinclair Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2. 

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro James P Macpherson Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro George R Lamont Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro John L Anderson Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro J S Baker Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro J Fleming Robertson Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro J P Dunn Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro James Dorwood Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro D W Wallace Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro R Selcraig Murray Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Andrew J Neil Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Lewis A Mac Ritchie Secretary Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Walter Murray Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

alt  Bro George Robson Celtic Lodge Edinburgh and Leith No 291.

alt  Bro James Wood Celtic Lodge Edinburgh and Leith No 291.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro James Waterston the Presiding Master.

Apologies for Absence were intimated from:

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro John B Peden RWM Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Joseph Inglis PM Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Alfred a Murray PM Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Colonel Archibald Young Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro William Hean Findlay Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Archibald Macpherson Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

  Bro James Watson Grand Lodge Inner Guard.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Waterston said he was glad to see such a large turnout of the Signatories to the Memorial, and that he was pleased to see Two of the Old Members of the Celtic Lodge present, Bros Wood and Robson.

Bro Waterston extended a special welcome to Bro Colonel Edward James Inches who is the Son of the late Bro Sir Robert Kirk Inches, Chairman of the Visitation Committee and a Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  A copy of the Memorial to Grand Lodge was laid on the table and the following letter from Grand Secretary was read.

Freemasons' Hall 46 George Street Edinburgh 6th August 1920

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Lewis A Mac Ritchie Esquire, Secretary Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 Edinburgh. to inform you that:

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Dear Sir and Bro,

I beg to inform you that at the quarterly Communication of the Grand Lodge held yesterday afternoon it was unanimously resolved that the order of suspension which was passed in December 1894 0n Lodge Celtic No 291 Edinburgh and Leith, be withdrawn and the Lodge Celtic resuscitated for all Masonic purposes.

The reponal fee was fixed at £2.2/-, and I shall be glad to receive payment of this sum at your convenience.

Yours fraternally Signed David Reid Grand Secretary.

Bro Waterston said that the only practical thing that could be done at the meeting was to appoint a small Committee for general puropses that Committee would make the prelimmary arrangements, and draw up a list of Office Bearers.

He suggested that the Committee should consist of the Three Old Members of Lodge Celtic the present 2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  RWM and Two PMs of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2, Three Members of the Visitation Committee and Bro Inches, and he moved that the following Committee be approved.

alt  Bro George Robson a Member of the Lodge Celtic No 291.

alt  Bro James Wood a Member of Lodge Celtic No 291.

alt  Bro Hugh Paterson a Member of the Celtic Lodge No 291.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro John B Peden RWM Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Allan McNeil IPM Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro T S Muir PM Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Bro George Crawford a Member of the Visitation Committee.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Bro Joseph Inglis a Member of the Visitation Committee.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Bro James Sime Waterston a Member of the Visitation Committee.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Bro Colonel Edward James Inches.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest  Bro A Mac Ritchie as Lodge Secretary.

Bro William Lindsay seconded and the same was unanimously agreed to.

A vote of thanks to the Chairman, he then terminated the Meeting.

John L Anderson Secretary and Edward James Inches.

18th November 1920

alt  This afternoon was a Committee Meeting of the appointed Signatories, held in the Board Room of the Grand Lodge Offices at 3 pm.

Present 

Bro James Sime Waterston.

Bro John B Peden.

Bro Edward James Inches.

Bro Allan McNeil.

Bro Joseph Inglis.  

Bro T S Muir.

Bro Lewis A Mac Ritchie Secretary.

Bro James Sime Waterston Presided.

The Clothing, and Jewels, ect were laid on the table, and inspected by the Committee. It was remitted to Brothers Waterston and Mac Ritchie with powers to arrange with Bro John Behune to have the same cleaned.

The Committee then proceed to decide as to the Office Bearers of the Lodge Celtic 291 and the following Brethren were suggested for recommendation to the Lodge.

RWM Bro Edward James Inches.

IPM Bro James Hamilton Inches.

SM Bro H L Warden.

SW Bro G M Paterson.

JW Bro G R Lamont.

SD Bro J S Barker.

JD Bro T D Fender.

IG Bro W H Finglay.

Organist Bro A G Cass.

DOC Bro J S Waterston.  

Secretary Bro John L Anderson. 

Treasurer Bro Hugh Paterson.

Standard Bearers Bro R F Middlemiss and Bro T T Christie.

Physician Bro James Wood.

Steward Bro William Short.

The Bro Secretary was instructed to communicate with the above mentioned Brethren and ascertain if they were willing to accept Office.

20th January 1921

alt  Official Visitation for the Reponal of the Lodge Celtic No 291.

Present.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Representing the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro Joseph Inglis Past Grand Warden and Chairman of the Metropolitan Visitation Committee.  

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro David Reid the Grand Secretary.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro Edward A Chisholm the Grand Treasurer.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro George Crawford the Past Grand Deacon.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro Peter Smellie the Past Grand Bard.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro John A Forrest.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro James Sime Waterston the Grand Bible Bearer.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro A Ernest Miller.

alt Bro A J Ramsay the PGM Forfarshire.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro William Laing the Grand Lodge Officer.

Also:

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro Edward James Inches the Grand Jeweller.

Mary Chapel-1  Bro Archibald Milne RWM of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro T S Muir PM of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro John B Peden RWM of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro William Elliot PM of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro Alfred Arbuthnot Murray PM of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro W Weir PM of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

8 Lodge Journeyman Masons No 8  Bro Thomas Bogie RWM of Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8.

alt  Bro W Lindsay PM of St Andrew's Lodge No 48.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro Samuel Begg RWM of Trafalgar Lodge No 223.

349 Lodge St Clair No 349  Bro Alexander Todd RWM of St Clair's Lodge No 349.

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405  Bro Thomas Renwick RWM of Rifle Lodge No 405.

429 St Kentigern Lodge  Bro John Bowers PM of St Kentigern Lodge No 429 and Lodge 702 Kirklee.

Bro Selcraig Murray, and other Brethren as per attendance Book.

alt  Reponal of the Lodge Celtic.

Bro Joseph Inglis said that it gave the Visitation Committee the very great pleasure to attend the meeting as representative of Grand Lodge for the special purpose of reponing Lodge Celtic, and it was all the greater pleasure to know that the Master, who was to be installed was a Son of an Old Member of that Lodge, One who was well known all over Scotland as a Mason and who had earned the respect of all.

The Old Lodge had not met for some time and in laying the Charter on the Table, Bro Inglis read the following endorsement written thereon by Grand Secretary.

This is to certify that Grand Lodge at its Quarterly Communication held on 5th Day of August 1920 passed the following resolution,

That Order of Suspension passed on Lodge Celtic Edinburgh and Leith No 291, be withdrawn and the Lodge resuscitated for all Masonic purposes.

Signed David Reid Grand Secretary. Freemasons Hall Edinburgh, 20th January 1921.

Bro Inglis then declared Lodge Celtic No 291 reponed to its place on the Grand Lodge Roll and proceeded to reopen the Lodge and for that purpose appointed the following Brethren as Office Bearers:

Bro Peter Smellie PM St David's Lodge No 36 as WSW.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro James Sime Waterston PM Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 WJW.

Mary Chapel-1  Bro A Ernest Miller PM of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 SD.

alt Bro Arthur J Ramsay PGM of Forfarshire JD.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro William Laing of Grand Lodge Officer IG.

The Lodge was opened in due and solemn form.

Apologies for absence were intimated from:

Bro Colonel H L Warden, Bro Sir Richard Mackie, Bro J Girwood RWM Lodge No 151. Bro Richard Bell RWM Lodge No 937. Bro A J McCabe RWM Lodge No 597, Bro Thomas C Whitelaw RWM Lodge No 97, Bro General Sir Francis Davies KCB.

Bro James Watson Grand Marshal, Bro George Begg, Bro J A Wilson RWM Lodge No 48, Bro W S Malloch RWM Lodge No 757, Bro Allan McNeil.

Affiliation of the Signatories who took the Obligations as follows:

Bro Joseph Inglis, Bro Edward James Inches, Bro T S Muir, Bro George Crawford, Bro J Gardiner Allan, Bro John B Peden, Bro Lewis A Mac Ritchie, Bro T D Fender, Bro John L Anderson, Bro William G Middleton, Bro G M Paterson, Bro James P Dunn, Bro R Sinclair, Bro Andrew J Neil, Bro R F Middlemiss, Bro George R Lamont, bro John Bethune, Bro J S Baker, Bro John Carrick, Bro A A Arbuthnot Murray, Bro J Fleming Robertson, Bro James Doward, Bro William Short, Bro William Elliot, Bro George J Owens, Bro R Selcraig Murray, Bro W Weir, Bro J A McWilliam, Bro Walter Murray, Bro R R Stewart, Bro James Sloan, Bro William Hean Findlay, Bro James P Macpherson, Bro M W Hunter, Bro James Sime Waterston, Bro C Laing Clark and Bro W Lindsay. All the above Brethren took their oaths and were Affiliated Members of the New Reponed Lodge Celtic 291.

The Lodge was passed and raised. The Charter and a copy of the Constitution and Laws of Grand Lodge of Scotland were laid upon the Table.

The Lodge proceed to the election of Office Bearers.

On the motion of Bro James Wood an Old Member of the Lodge seconded by Bro James Sime Waterston, Bro Lieutenant Colonel Edward James Inches DSO, DL and JP was unanimously elected Right Worshipful Master of the Lodge Celtic Edinburgh and Leith No 291 on the Roll of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

Thereafter, the following Brethren were unanimously elected to the various Offices as follows.

Bro H L Warden SM, Bro G M Paterson

 

The proposed Office Bearers for 1921 - 1922 list as follows:-

 

RWM

Brother Lt Col Edward James Inches.

SM

Brother Herbert L Warden.

DM

LTPM

Brother T S Muir.

Brother

IPM

Brother James H Inches.

WSW

Brother G M Paterson.

WJW

Brother George R Lamont.

 

Secretary

Brother John L Anderson.

 

Treasurer

Brother

 

Senior Deacon

Brother J S Baker.

 

Junior Deacon

Brother R F Middlemiss.

 

Chaplain

Brother

 

Organist

Brother A G Cass.

Steward

Brother William Short.

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother

 

Standard Bearer 2

Brother

 

Physician

Brother James Wood.

Jeweller

Architect

Brother

Brother 

Inner Guard

Tyler

Brother

Brother W H Concha.

Committee

 

 

Brother Edward J Inches RWM.

 

Brother James H Inches IPM.

 

Brother T S Muir DM.

Brother Herbert H Warden SM.

Brother George R Lamont JW.

 

Brother John L Anderson Secretary.

 

 

 

Other Committee Members: Bro John B Peden, Bro Joseph Inglis, Bro James Wood, Bro Allan McNeil, Bro George Crawford, Bro Lewis A Mac Ritchie.

Committee of Enquiry: RWM, IPM, Secretary, George M Paterson and George R Lamont.

Auditors: Bro C Laing Clark and Bro Andrew J Neil.

The Lodge was reduced. Bro Joseph Iiglis acted as RWIM who called for the RWM to be presented:

Bro Lieutenant Colonel Edward James Inches was introduced by Bro James Wood.

The usual charges and regulations were read by Bro David Reid, Grand Secretary, and assented to by Bro Edward James Inches, who thereafter took the Oath of Office of RWM and was installed in the Chair of Solomon. Then he was presented to his Office Bearers and Celtic Brethren. The Charter was entrusted to the special keeping of the RWM, and the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Lodge of Scotland and the Bye Laws of Lodge Celtic were presented to the RWM.

The RWM nominated Bro T S Muir as Depute Master.

The RWM thanked the RWIM and Members of the Visitation Committee for reponing the Lodge and the RWIM for the dignified and impressive manner in which he had carried through the ceremony. The Lodge was closed in due and ancient form by RWM Bro Edward James Inches.

The usual Loyal toasts were given and received.

1 The Holy Lodge of St John's the RWM.

2 The King and the Craft, the RWM.

3 The Imperial Forces Army Navy and the Volunteers, the RWM.

4 The Grand Lodge of Scotland, the RWM. Reply Bro John A Forrest.

5 Installing Masters, the RWM Reply Bro Joseph Iiglis.

6 The Visiting Brethren. Bro George Lamont JW. Reply Bro Archibald Milne RWM No 1.

7 The RWM Bro Archibald Milne RWM No 1. Reply RWM.

8 The Tylers Toast. Bro Concha.

Collection of the Annuity Fund, in response to the RWMs appeal, the Sum of Ten Pounds Five Shillings (£10.5/-) was collected for Grand Lodge Annuity Fund.

A very excellent Musical Programme was arranged by Bro George Campbell he was assisted by Brothers J S Baker, Frank Moyes, W Hean Findlay and William Short.

Thereafter the Brethren encircled the Room and joined in singing Auld Lang Syne and the national Anthem.

7th February 1921

 

The Committee Meeting this evening was held in the Old Kitchen at St John Street Edinburgh.

 

The following Brethren were present Bro Edward James Inches RWM.

 

Bro H L Warden SM, Bro George R Lamont JW, Bro John L Anderson Secretary.

Bro Lewis A Mac Ritchie, Bro George Crawford, Bro James Wood.

Apologies were intimated from Brothers Joseph Inglis, T S Muir, James Sime Waterston, Allan McNeil and George M Paterson SW.

 

The RWM reported that the paraphernalia belonging to the Celtic Lodge had been received from Grand Lodge and part of it was at present stored in the strong rooms of Hamilton and Inches 88 Princess Street Edinburgh. The Secretary was instructed to prepare an inventory of the same.

Two Old Mallets used by the Lodge were laid upon the table and examined with interest by the Brethren.

It was agreed to recommend to the Lodge;

1. That regular meetings of the Lodge be held on the Third Thursday of each Month at 8 pm.

2. That the Installation Meeting be held on the Third Thursday of December.

3. That the following fees be charged;

Initiation Fee £10.10/-.

Affiliation Fee £5.5/-.

Annual Contribution £5.5/-.

4. That a Bank Account be opened with the Royal Bank of Scotland, Hunter Square and that the same should be operated upon by Cheques Signed on behalf of the Lodge by the RWM and acting Treasurer John L Anderson.

Byelaws:

It was remitted to a subcommittee consisting of the RWM, Brothers James Sime Waterston, Lewis Mac Ritchie and the Secretary to prepare Byelaws to be submitted to a future meeting of the Committee and thereafter to the Lodge for approval.

Badge:

Sketches of a proposed Badge for the Lodge on notepaper were submitted and consideration thereof was meantime delayed.

17th February 1921

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 The RWM extended a cordial welcome to Bro George C Legget of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 and on his return to his Mother lodge to convey greetings of the Brethren of the Celtic Lodge to his Mother Lodge at his earliest convenience.

The Minutes of the following Meeting of the Signatories were read and approved.

29th October 1920, Meeting of Signatories.

18th November1920 Committee of the Signatories.

16th December 1920 Committee of Signatories.

20th January 1921 Reponal of the Lodge.

The RWM referred to the loss of Bro William Lindsay had sustained through the Death of his Wife. On the motion of the RWM the Bro Secretary was instructed to record in the Minutes and communicate to Bro Lindsay the sincere sympathy and condolence of the Brethren with him in his bereavement and sorrow.

The following Brethren were thereafter affiliated:

Bro Alfred George Cass.

Bro Henry Concha

Meetings, Test Fees ect:

On the motion of the RWM it was agreed;

1st That the regular meetings of the Lodge be held the Third Monday of each month at 8 PM.

2nd That the Installation Meeting be held on the Third Thursday in December.

3rd That the Initiation Fee be £10.10/-.

4th That the Affiliation Fee be £5.5/-.        

5th That the annual contribution be 10/-.

Bank Account.

The RWM reported that a Bank Account in the name of the Celtic Lodge  had been opened with the Royal Bank of Scotland, Hunter Square Edinburgh. This was approved, and it was agreed that the same should be operated upon by Cheques Signed on behalf of the Celtic Lodge by the RWM and Acting Treasurer.

Paraphernalia.

The RWM reported that the Paraphernalia of the Lodge had been received from Grand Lodge and part of it was at present stored in the strong rooms of Hamilton and Inches 88 Princes Street Edinburgh. This was approved and the Secretary was instructed to prepare an inventory of the same to be engrossed in the Minute Book.

Byelaws.

It was remitted to the RWM Bro James Sime Waterston, Lewis A Mac Ritchie and the Secretary to Frame the Byelaws for the Celtic Lodge, and that the same should be submitted to the Committee if the Lodge and thereafter to the Lodge for approval.

Bro T S Muir DM, in the name of the Brethren congratulated the RWM as a Member of Grand Lodge Committee. The RWM suitably replied.

The Lodge was thereafter closed in due and solemn form.   

21st March 1921

The Lodge was opened in due form the RWM referred to the Death of his Uncle Bro James Hamilton Inches, IPM and Bro James Wood an Old member of the Lodge paid a tribute to the work that Bro J H Inches had done for the Celtic Lodge in former days. He was honoured and loved by all Masons during his reign of Office as Master. Thereafter on the motion of Bro T S Muir DM the Secretary was instructed to record in the Minutes and communicate the sincere sympathy and condolence of the Brethren to the relatives of the Deceased in their bereavement and sorrow.

The RWM extended a cordial welcome to the visiting Brethren.

The minutes of 17th February 1921 were read and approved.

The following Brethren were affiliated into the Celtic Lodge:

Bro Herbert Lawton Warden.

Bro Henry Leslie Graham Leask.

Bro T S Muir D M invested and installed the following Office Bearers:

Bro H L Warden SM, Bro Alfred George Cass Organist.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest A report of the enquiry Committee in terms of Grand Lodge Law No 181 the Secretary read the report of the enquiry Committee on the application for membership. The Ballot was taken for:

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro Robert Brown Henderson a Civil Servant Sherbrooke 4 Craigmillar Park Edinburgh a M M of Abbotsford Lodge No 937. 

75 Lodge Dunbar Castle Lodge No 75 Bro Edwin Thomas Holland a Commercial Traveller, 11 Royal Crescent Edinburgh a MM of Dunbar Castle Lodge No 75.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 Bro Robert Lyle a Fish and Ice Merchant 33 Lexmount Avenue Trinity a MM Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

All Brothers were affiliated full members of the Celtic Lodge and were welcomed by the Brethren.

Mr Robert Dunn a Shipping Clerk 3 Goldenacre Terrace Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr William Randolph Harwood an Assistant Fire Superintendent 115 George Street Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Robert Shaw Jenkins an Assistant Superintendent 31 Gillespie Crescent Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

On the motion of the RWM it was agreed that the Regular meetings of the Lodge be held on the second Monday of each month in place of the third Monday.

The RWM reported having visited several Sister Lodges as a Member of the visitation Committee and as Master of the Lodge Celtic was graciously received.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The RWM reported that he had received from Grand Secretary the Sum of One Hundred and Twenty Pounds Four Shillings the Balance of funds in the possession of Grand Lodge belonging to Lodge Celtic. The Lodge was closed in due form.

11th April 1921

Bro Robert Sydney Mitchell one of the Signatories was affiliated member of the Celtic Lodge.

Bro Robert Lyle was affiliated member of the Celtic Lodge.

Bro Robert Dunn was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro William Randolph Harwood was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro Robert Shaw Jenkins was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

The Lodge was closed in due form.

9th May 1921

Bro Daniel Cameron one of the Signatories was affiliated a member of the Celtic Lodge.

Bros Robert Dunn, William Randolph Harwood, Robert Shaw Jenkins were all raised to the Sublime of Master Masons.

On the motion of the RWM the Secretary was instructed to convey to Bro Walter Murray an expression of their sympathy with him in his illness.

Mary Chapel-1 An invitation was intimated from Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 to attend a Church Service to be held in the Parish Church of St Serf on Sunday 22nd May 1921 at 3 pm. The Lodge was closed in due form.

13th June 1921

The Lodge was opened in the Mark Degree. The Minutes were read and approved.

Bro John Kippen one of the Signatories was affiliated a member of the Lodge.

8 Lodge Journeyman Masons No 8 It was agreed to grant a request by the Master and Wardens of Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 to confer the Mark Degree on:

Bro Parmeshur Nath Kaul a Master Mason of that Lodge.  

Bro Robert Dunn.

Bro William Randolph Harwood.

Bro Robert Shaw Jenkins.

10th October 1921

Bro David William Wallace one of the Signatories was affiliate a member of the Celtic Lodge.  

The Proof Print of the proposed Byelaws of the Lodge was submitted and after adjustments approved.

Mary Chapel-1 The RWM extended a cordial welcome to Bro James Tulls from Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

75 Lodge Dunbar Castle Lodge No 75 Bro Robert Ireland from St James Lodge No 97 and requested them on their return to their Mother Lodges to convey the warm and fraternal greetings of the Master and Brethren of the Celtic Lodge.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 The RWM reported having attended Abbotsford Lodge No 937 on the occasion of the opening of the new premises of the Lodge.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro G R Lamont WJW reported attendance at Solomon Lodge No 1209 abd conveyed greeting. The Lodge was closed in due form.  

14th November 1921

The Minutes of the 10th October 1921 were read and approved.

Mr John Gifford M A F E IS No 4 of 35 Esplaudde Terrace Joppa Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Colin Mc Kenzie Mc Gavin No 5 Agent Montpelier Park Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Francis Alexander Sibbald No 6 a Secretary of 1 Balcarres Street Edinburgh was entered apprentice Mason.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest A Letter was read from Grand Lodge Secretary intimating that the Byelaws of the Lodge had been approved by Grand Committee.

The RWM intimated that the Lodge Celtic would celebrate its Centenary on the 19th December 1921 and he had applied to Grand Secretary for dispensation in order that the Installation of Office Bearers might take place on that Date. Particulars would appear in next months billet.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro Herbert L Warden SM reported attendance at a meeting of Trafalgar Lodge No 223 Leith on the occasion of the Trafalgar Lodge celebration of the Lodge  and he conveyed greetings.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro R Flectcher Middle miss JD repoted attendance at a meeting of Solomon Lodge No 1209 and he conveyed greetings.

The RWM reported having attended a meeting of his Mother Lodge Marys Chapel No 1 where he had an enthusiastic reception and he conveyed greetings.

12th December 1921

the followinf Bros were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree John Gifford, Colin Mc Kenzie Mc Gavin, Archibald Alexander Law and James Telford Yeoman they all took their Obligations and gave thanks to the RWM.

19th December 1921

This is the evening for the Installation of Office Bearers in this the Centenary Year and the Celebration of the Festival.

The RWM extended a cordial welcome to the visiting Brethren.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The Following Deputation from Grand Lodge of Scotland was received and welcomed by the RWM:

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro Brigadier General Gordon Gilmour CB CVO DSO RW Past Grand Master.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro Joseph Inglis WS Past Senior Grand Warden.

alt Bro John A Forrest WS Past Provincial Grand Master of Mid Lothian.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro Edward A Chisholm Grand Treasurer.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro Peter Smellie Past Grand Bard.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro James Watson Grand Marshal.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro William Laing Grand Lodge Officer.

The minutes of the last meeting held of the 12th December were read and approved.

The Annual Certificate the Charter and a copy of the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Lodge of Scotland were laid upon the table.

The Honorary Membership of the Lodge Celtic was then conferred on Bro Brigadier General Gordon Gilmour who signed the Roll of the Lodge as an Honorary Member. He was presented with a Gold Centenary Jewel of the Lodge by the RWM, who hoped he would be long spared to wear it as a souvenir of the occasion.

Bro Brigadier General Gordon Gilmour in replying said; RWM and Wardens and Brethren of the Lodge Celtic. I cannot thank you sufficiently in the first instance for the high honour you have done me in making me an honorary member of this Lodge, and secondly in giving me this beautiful Jewel. I shall always wear it with pleasure and pride and it will be an extremely pleasant memento not in the least that it was necessary but it will be a very interesting memento of a very pleasant evening and of this very interesting event the Centenary of the Lodge.

The RWM then called upon Bro Jpseph Inglis PSGW to take the Chair as Installing Master Bro Inglis declared all Offices Vacant.

Bro James Wood the Oldest Member of the Lodge Celtic present to introduce Bro Edward James Inches as RWM elect.

The Charter was entrusted to the special keeping of the Master.

The proposed Office Bearers for 1921 - 1922 list as follows:-

RWM

Brother Lt Col Edward James Inches.

SM

Brother Herbert L Warden.

DM

LTPM

Brother T S Muir.

Brother

IPM

Brother

WSW

Brother G M Paterson.

WJW

Brother George R Lamont.

 

Secretary

Brother John L Anderson.

 

Treasurer

Brother William R Harwood

 

Senior Deacon

Brother J S Baker.

 

Junior Deacon

Brother R F Middlemiss.

 

Chaplain

Poet Laureate

Brother R B Henderson

Walter Murray

 

D O C

Brother Robert Stewart

Steward

Brother William Short.

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother Robert Dunn

 

Standard Bearer 2

Brother Robert S Jenkins

 

Physician

Brother James Wood.

Jeweller

Architect

Brother Alfred G Cass

Brother Robert Sinclair

Inner Guard

Tyler

Brother William Hean Findlay 

Brother W H Concha.

Committee

 

 

Brother Edward J Inches RWM.

 

Brother James H Inches IPM.

 

Brother T S Muir DM.

Brother Herbert H Warden SM.

Brother George R Lamont JW.

 

Brother John L Anderson Secretary.

 

 

Other Committee Members:  Bro Joseph Inglis, Bro James Wood,  Bro George Crawford,Bro Lewis A Mac Ritchie, James Sime Waterston.

Committee of Enquiry: RWM, IPM, Secretary, George M Paterson and George R Lamont.

Auditors: Bro C Laing Clark and Bro Robert Dunn.

The RWM Installing Master addressed the RWM and Wardens and Brethren and resigned the emblem of authority into the hands of the Master. The RWM thanked the RWIM for the dignified manner in which he had performed the ceremony and presented him with the Gold Centenary Jewel of the Lodge and said, I have great pleasure in asking Bro Inglis to accept the Thistle which is our Centenary Jewel. I trust that he will be long spared to wear it and that it will bring memories of the Lodge Celtic whenever he sees it.

Bro Inglis in acknowledging the presentation said RWM, It was a great pleasure to me to accept your invitation to come and act as Installing Master and I did so with great pleasure not only because this is an Old Lodge in which one could not fail to be interested, but because it was the Mother Lodge of one with whom I was very Much bound up with in Freemasonry, the respected Father of the present occupant of the Chair. I thank you and the Lodge most sincerely for presenting me with this token which will always remind me of the Centenary evening of the Lodge and it will also remind me that I have had the honour on this occasion to carry out the behest of the Lodge in putting the Son of an Old friend in the Chair.

The usual Loyal Masonic toasts were given and received.

A 7 page report follows which can be read in the complete Minutes of 19th December 1921 Centenary Year.

9th January 1922

The Following Bros were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons:

Bro John Gifford. No 4.

Bro Colin Mc Kenzie Mc Gavin. No 5.

Bro Francis Alexander Sibbald. No 6.

Bro Archibald Alexander Law. No 7.

Bro James Telford Yeoman. No 9.

The RWM presented to the Lodge a framed photograph of the receipt for his father's (the Late Bro Sir Robert Kirk Inches) Initiation Fee from Lodge Celtic in 1861. He Intimated that the original receipt was in the possession of the Lodge of Edinburgh Marys Chapel No 1 where it is highly treasured.

Bro T S Muir DM moved that the Secretary record in the Minute, the thanks of the Brethren to the RWM for his very interesting gift.

On the motion of the RWM the Secretary was instructed to convey to Bro E T Holland an expression of Sympathy with in his illness and to express the hope that he would make a speedy and complete recovery.

alt  392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  The RWM reported attendance at the Installation Meeting of St David's Lodge No 36 and Caledonian Lodge No 392 and conveyed greetings. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

13th February 1922

Bro Archibald Young one of the Signatories was affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The Lodge was honoured by a visit from the Members of the Committee of Metropolitan Lodges headed by Worshipful Bro James Sime Waterston acting Chairman. The Deputation was received in due form and welcomed by the RWM.

Mr Abraham Dowling Creasey No 10 a Sergeant Major from Waverly Place Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Thomas Guthrie Hall No 11 a Piano Tuner from 28 Monpelier Park Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Duncan Lamont No 12 a PO Sorting Clerk from 30 Learmonth Grove Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Herbert Foxall Nevill No 13 a Mechanical Engineer from 26 Arden Street Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

A letter was read out to the directions of important alterations on the constitution and Laws made by Grand Lodge on the 2nd February 1922. The Lodge was closed in due form.

13th March 1922

Bros William Miller No 8, Abraham Dowling No 10, Thomas Guthrie Hall No 11, Duncan Lamont No 12, Herbert Foxall Neville No 13. Were all passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The RWM intimated that an application had been made to Grand Lodge Secretary for a dispensation to hold the April meeting on Tuesday the 11th April 1922 of the 10th April 1922 the latter being the Spring Holiday. This was approved.

A letter was read from Bro Alex S Calder, Tournament Secretary of the Golf Trophy (McIver Cup) regarding a meeting to be held at 19 Hill Street Edinburgh 16th March 1922 to which representatives of the Celtic Lodge are invited.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392 A Circular from Caledonian Lodge No 392 with reference to a Grand Bazaar in aid of their Building Fund to be held on the 24th and 25th March 1922.

788 Lodge St John Corstorphine No 788 Bro John L Anderson Secretary reported a visit to Corstorphine St John Lodge No 778 where Bro Mason Allan delivered a lecture on Freemasonry and its antecedents.

The Lodge was closed in due form.

27th March 1922

The RWM extended a cordial welcome to the visiting Brethren.

Mr John Bruce an Engineer Surveyor of 62 Blackford Avenue Edinburgh No 14 was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Robert Naismith Fairgrieve a Manufacturers Agent No 15 0f 15 Windsor Street Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr William Rutherford No 16 a Biscuit Manufacturer of 1 Seaton Place Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

The RWM proposed that a Golf Club be formed in connection with the Lodge and invite the Brethren interested to give their names to Bro Secretary.

An appeal was read from Bro His Grace the Duke of Atholl KT for subscriptions to the Scottish War Memorial Fund.

11th April 1922

Bros John Bruce No 14, Robert Naismith Fairgreve No 15, William Rutherford No 16 were all passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

24th April 1922

Bros William James Miller No 8, Abraham Dowling Creasey No 10, Thomas Guthrie Hall No 11,

Duncan Lamont No 12, Herbert Foxall Neville No 13 were all raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons. The RWM intimated that the Mark Degree would be worked with Bro T S Muir DM as RWMM.

The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

8th May 1922

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  A Deputation from Caledonian Lodge No 392 headed by RWM Bro John C Law accompanied by 20 of his Brethren. The RWM welcomed such a fine Deputation and said he trusted the good feeling and friendship that had always existed between the Two Tartan Lodges in the district would long continue.

Bros John Bruce No 14, Robert Naismith Fairgrieve No 15, William Rutherford No 16 were all raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392 The RWM Bro John C Law of the Caledonian Lodge No 392 presented RWM Bro Edward James Inches with his Diploma of Honorary Membership of the Caledonian Lodge which was conferred on him at a meeting of that Lodge on 26th April 1922.

 The RWM in replying expressed his appreciation of the honour bestowed on him and the Celtic Lodge.

97 Lodge St James Operative 97 An invitation was read from St Stephen's Lodge No 145 to a church Service to be held on Sunday 21st May 1922 in St Paul's M F Church. The lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

22nd May 1922

Special Meeting of the Celtic Lodge to confer the Mark Degree on the following Brethren:

Bro John Gifford No 4.

Bro Colin McKenzie McGavin No 5.

Bro Francis Alexander Sibbald No 6.

Bro Archibald Alexander Law No 7.

Bro William James Miller No 8.

Bro James Telford Yeoman No 9.

Bro Archibald Dowling Creasey No10.

Bro Thomas Guthrie Hall No 11.

Bro Duncan Lamont No 12.

Bro Herbert Foxall Neville 13.

Bro John Bruce No 14.

Bro William Rutherford No 16.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro Robert S Asher a Master Mason of St Andrew's Lodge No 110 Aberdeen. At the request of the RWM and Wardens of St Andrew's Lodge No 110 Aberdeen.
97 Lodge St James Operative 97 The RWM accompanied by WSW reported they attended the Church Service of St Stephen's Lodge No 145 on Sunday 21st May 1922 when they witnessed an impressive Service.

Bro F A Sibbald Secretary of the Golf Club intimated that permission had been granted to the Golf Club to Play over at Cramond Course on the 12th June at 4.39 pm and the Brethren who have been notified to bring their Golf Clubs.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 The Bro Secretary read an invitation from Solomon Lodge No 1209 to a Church Service to be held in the Synagogue in Graham Street on Sunday 28th May at 3.45 pm.

The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

9th October 1922

The Bro Secretary read a letter from Bro R F Middlemiss tendering his resignation as Junior Deacon of the Lodge. It was agreed to accept it.

A Royal Stuart Tartan apron was submitted to the Committee for their consideration. The maker of the apron was Bro Bethune and as stated in the letter that it was still impossible to procure the Silk velvet of which the Old aprons belonging to the Celtic Lodge were made. It was therefore decided to delay ordering a supply similar to the one submitted by Bro Bethune meantime.

A conversation took place regarding the finding of suitable premises for the Lodge and it was decided to leave this matter in the hands of the RWM.

The RWM extended a cordial welcome to the visiting Brethren also to Bro Charles Cathie an Old member of the Celtic Lodge. Bro Cathie who was on a visit to his native City from New Zealand gave the Brethren an interesting account of his Masonic and Travelling experiences.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

Mr William Robb Graham No 17 a Chief Bond Clark from 39 Willowbrae Avenue Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr William Melville No 18 an Engineers Surveyor from 7 Plewlands Gardens Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Dobson Welbourne No 19 a Tailors Manager from 17 Melville Street Portobello was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest A letter dated 7th October 1922 from Grand Secretary was read regarding the Installation of Grand Office Bearers and the Festival of St Andrew to be held on the 30th November 1922 in Freemasons Hall George Street Edinburgh. The RWM said he trusted there would be a good representation from the Celtic Lodge to support him on this occasion.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro H L Warden SM reported his attendance at Services Lodge No 1291 on Thursday the 5th October 1922 and conveyed greetings.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro G R Lamont WJW reported his attendance with 7 of the Brethren at the Church Service of Solomon Lodge No 1209 which was held in the Synagogue on Sunday the 28th May 1922 where they witnessed an impressive and unique ceremony. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

13th November 1922

Bro William Robb Graham No 17, Bro William Melvillie No 18, Bro Dobson Wellbourne No 19 were all passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

The RWM in the name of the Brethren congratulated Bro James Sime Waterston on his election as Very Worshipful Junior Deacon and Bro T S Muir DM on his election as Worshipful Grand Bard.

Bro H L Warden SM at this Stage congratulated the RWN Bro Edward James Inches on his appointment JLA of the Egdnburgh Merchant Company an honour which had been formerly conferred on his father the Late Bro Sir Robert Kirk Inches.

The RWM intimated that an application had been made to the Metropolitan District Benevolent Fund and the Sum of Fifteen Pounds was granted towards the relief of an invalid Daughter of a deceased member of the Celtic Lodge who was initiated in 1860.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 The RWM reported attendance at Trafalger Lodge No 223 on the occasion of the Celebration of the Battle of Trafalgar. Bro P J Ford MD a Brother of Lodge Celtic delivered the oration.

Mary Chapel-1  An invitation from Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 to the presentation of prizes (The McIver Trophy) was read. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

11th December 1922

Bro William Robb Graham No 17, Bro William Melville No 18, Bro Dobson Welbourne No 19 were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

The Nominations of Office Bearers for the Session 1922 - 1923. The RWM proposed Bro Herbert Lawton Warden SM as RWM Bro George Crawford seconded and the nomination was unanimously agreed to.

The recommendations of the Office Bearer were forwarded to 27th December 1922 date of the Installation.  

27th December 1922

The minutes of the meeting for nominations of Office Bearers held on the 11th December 1922 were read and approved.

The Annual Certificate, the Charter and a copy of the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Lodge of Scotland were laid upon the Table.

The Bro Treasurer submitted the Statement of Accounts for the past Financial Year. The details were held as read a print of the Accounts were issued to each Member.

The RWM gave an explanation of the nonrecurring items and on the motion of Bro T S Muir DM seconded by Bro H L Warden SM. The Accounts were unanimously adopted and a vote of thanks was awarded to the retiring Treasurer.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro T S Muir DM then called upon Bro Joseph Inglis PSGW to take the Chair as Installing Master Bro Inglis declared all Offices Vacant.

 

The Charter was entrusted to the special keeping of the Master.

 

The proposed Office Bearers for 1922 - 1923 list as follows:-

  

RWM

Brother Herbert L Warden.

DM

Brother T S Muir.

SM

LTPM

Brother G M Paterson.

Brother

IPM

Brother Edward James Inches.

WSW

Brother George R Lamont.

WJW

Brother J S Baker.

 

Secretary

Brother John L Anderson.

 

Treasurer

Brother Francis A Sibbald.

 

Senior Deacon

Brother Robert B Henderson.

 

Junior Deacon

Brother William Hean Findlay.

 

Chaplain

Poet Laureate

Brother A G Cass.

Walter Murray.

D O C

Brother E T Holland.

Steward

Brother William Short.

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother J Gardiner Allan.

 

Standard Bearer 2

Marshall

Sword Bearer

Brother Colin M McGavin.

Brother R S Jenkins.

Brother H F Neville.

Physician

Brother James Wood.

Jeweller

Architect

Director of Music

Organist

Brother W J Miller.

Brother Robert Sinclair.

Brother C L Clark.

Brother T G Hall.

Inner Guard

Tyler

Stewards President

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Brother John Gifford.

Brother W H Concha.

Brother William Short.

Brother John Bruce.

Brother A D Creasey.

Brother Duncan Lamont.

Brother William Rutherford.

Brother James T Yeoman.

Committee

 

 

Brother Edward J Inches RWM.

 

Brother James H Inches IPM.

 

Brother T S Muir DM.

Brother Herbert H Warden SM.

Brother George R Lamont JW.

 

Brother John L Anderson Secretary.

 

 

 

Other Committee Members:  Bro Joseph Inglis, Bro James Wood, Bro George Crawford, Bro Lewis A Mac Ritchie, James Sime Waterston.

 

Committee of Enquiry: RWM, IPM, Secretary, George M Paterson and George R Lamont.

Auditors: Bro James T Yeoman and Bro John Gifford.

 

The RWM thanked the RWIM and Members of the Visitation Committee for the dignified and impressive manner in which he had carried through the ceremony. The Lodge was closed in due and ancient form by RWM Bro Edward James Inches.

At the harmon the usual Loyal toasts were given and received.

1 The Holy Lodge of St John's the RWM.

2 The King and the Craft, the RWM.

3 The Imperial Forces Army Navy and the Volunteers, reply by Bro Major Lyon Playfair.

4 The Grand Lodge of Scotland, the RWM. Reply Bro James Sime Waterston.

5 Installing Masters and IWM Replies Bro Joseph Inglis and Bro Edward James Inches.

6 The Visiting Brethren. Bro George Lamont JW. Reply Bro Archibald Milne RWM No 1.

7 The Artists and Stewards Bro G R Lamont WSM.

8 The Tylers Toast. Bro Concha.

In response to the RWMs appeal the Sum of £12.8/- was collected for the Grand Lodge Annuity Fund.

An excellent Musical Programme was arranged by Bro Charles L Clark D of M he was ably assisted by Bro George Short, Murdo, McLeod, Pipe Major Thomson, William Hean Findlay, J S Baker, Tom Arnot, George Paterson. The Brethren encircled the Room and Sang Auld Lang Syne and the National Anthem.

8th January 1923

Mr Thomas George Brown M.C. No 20 a Civil Servant at Ministry of Pensions from 29 Boswell Crescent Wardie Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Robert Dugdeon Masterton No 21 an Insurance Clark from 73 Fulton Avenue Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

22nd January 1923

Mr John Gordon No 22 a Grocer from 1 Gardners Crescent Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Alexander Jamieson No 23 was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Charles Augustus Revans No 24 a Tea Merchant from 2 Rillbank Terrace Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

The RWM read a message from Bro William Lindsay. Proxy District Grand Master of the Goldfield West Australia and the representative from the Grand Lodge of Manitoba to the Grand Lodge of Scotland conveying warm and fraternal greetings which the RWM in the name of the Brethren had acknowledged and reciprocated the kindly feelings expressed.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  Bro John Carrick RWM of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 conveyed greetings and congratulated the RWM on his election to the Chair and extended a cordial invitation to the Brethren of the Celtic Lodge to a Burns Nicht to be held on Wednesday the 24th January 1923 in the refectory St John Street Edinburgh when the Depute Master Bro T S Muir MA was to propose the Immortal Memories of Bro Robert Burn's and their famous celebration of the Burn's and Hogg Festival.

Bro D Adamson PM Douglas Lodge Bones conveyed hid greetings.

405 Lodge The Rifle Lodge No 405 Bro Colonel A Young PM of the Rifle Lodge no 1253 conveyed his warm and fraternal greetings.

8 Lodge Journeyman Masons No 8 69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro J S Baker WJW reported attendance at a meeting of journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 and Services Lodge No 1291 and conveyed greetings.

151 Lodge Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151 Bro F A Sibbald Lodge Treasurer reported his attendance at the Defensive Band Lodge No 151 on the 17th January 1923 and conveyed his greetings. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

30th January 1923

This was the evening of the Committee Meeting held in the Old Kitchen St John Street Edinburgh at 8 PM. RWM Bro H L Warden presiding.

The Bro Treasurer submitted the following statement of accounts at the 30th November 1922.

On Deposit Receipt £185.15.9d

Current account = £ 48.17.8d

Cash in hand      = £   2.  4/-

Total                   = £236.17.5d

Receipts since 1st December 1922 to 29th January 1923 £98.14.2d

Expenditure same period                                                     £31.2.1 1/2d

Total                                                                                      £67.12.01/2d

After the full Balance of accounts a clear Balance of £256.7.9 1/2d was left and this Sum it was agreed to invest £160.0.0d in War Savings Certificates. The Bro Treasurer was thanked for his Statement.

A discussion then took place regarding the Supplying the Lodge Aprons. Four different patterns of Velvet were laid on the Table for the Committee to consider. Bro G M Paterson had sent these samples from London and in a letter accompanying he said "Let it be thoroughly" understood no price can be taken as fixed, but a recommended price of 6/11d per yard taking the minimum quantity of 300 yards alto 50 yards might be supplied at an increase cost.

The material can only be got in Germany and prices are subject to exchange variations. After discussions it was decided to postpone ordering the material meantime as none of the patterns sent matched the Velvet of the Lodge Aprons and apparently the makers would not guarantee to reproduce it.

The RWM in the name of the Lodge thanked Bro Paterson for the trouble he had gone to in connection with this matter and the Bro Secretary was instructed to write to his friend Mr Gaylor of 61 Creffield Road West Action London for his kind attention.

Bro J S Barker asked if he might institute enquiries with friends of his in the Cotton Business in Manchester regarding the material and it was arranged that he send up there an Apron for their inspection.

The RWM proposed that the Stewards be provided with Tartan Badges during the Harmony. This was agreed to and the Bro Secretary was instructed to order 1 Dozen of these Tartan Badges.

The RWM asked the opinion of the Members of the Committee on the Musical part of the Degree which he had at the last two meetings of the Lodge. It was unanimously agreed that this was a decided improvement and that it be adopted for the future.

Bro C L Clark Director of Music thanked the RWM and Bro Gifford for the Time and care they had given to the selection and writing of the Music.

The RWM intimated that at the next regular meeting of the Lodge he would propose to amend the Byelaws of the Celtic Lodge and move that a Bag Piper be added to the present List of Office Bearers.

It was remitted to a sub-committee consisting of the RWM Bro T S Muir and the Bro Secretary to examine the Lodge Clothing and Jewels as some of the latter were known to be missing and to report to the Committee.

A conversation took place regarding the conferring of Honorary Membership of the Lodge Celtic on a distinguished Citizen and it was decided to leave the matter in the hands of the RWM meantime.

Bro James Wood remarked on the delay that took place in preparing the Candidates for the Degrees and it was decided to have the Minutes read and other Business transacted during this period when possible.

12th February 1923

8 Lodge Journeyman Masons No 8  Bro Chilton James Brydone Inglis a Dental Surgeon of 31 Howe Street Edinburgh a Master Mason of Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 was affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge.

429 St Kentigern Lodge Bro John Temple Watt a Teacher of 2 Mortonhall Road Edinburgh a Master Mason of St Kentigern Penicuik West Linton No 429 was affiliated a Member of the Celtic Lodge.

The Minutes were read and approved.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 The RWM congratulated Worshipful Bro T S Muir MA Grand Bard on his Oration in proposing the Immortal Memories of Burns and Hogg on the Nicht in Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 and expressed the great pleasure he had afforded all the Brethren who were privileged to hear it.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest At this stage the Lodge Celtic was honoured by a Visit from the Members of the Metropolitan Visitation Committee headed by the Right Worshipful Bro Joseph Inglis Chairman. The Deputation was received in due form and welcomed by the RWM.

Bro Thomas George Brown MC, Bro Robert Dudgeon Masterton, Bro John Gordon, Bro Alexander Jamieson, Bro Charles Augustus Revans were all passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

26th February 1923

Mr Edward Roy Tatton No 25 a Jeweller from 20 Barnton Terrace Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Arthur McNish Todman No 26 a Cashier from 14 Boswell Crescent Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Samuel Wainman No 27 a City Officer from Charlotte Street Leith was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The following communication from Grand Lodge was read:

Dear Sir and Brother,

I have the pleasure to send you a print of the revised draft constitution and Laws of Grand Lodge embodying the result of the labours of the revival Committee, which having been approved by Grand Lodge Committee.

In terms of the notice of motion given at  the February Communication of Grand Lodge, the draft Constitution and Laws will come up for approval at a Special Communication of Grand Lodge to be held on the 17th May 1923.

I have to remind you that the resolution was unanimously passed by Grand Lodge.

12th March 1923

Bros Thomas George Brown No 20, Robert Dudgeon Masterton No 22, John Gordon No 23, Alexander Jamieson No 23, Charles Augustus Revans No 24 were all raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons. 

The RWM presented a handsome Past Masters Jewel in Fine Gold set with Diamonds to Bro Edward James Inches Immediate Past Master from the Brethren of Lodge Celtic and in doing so said It was a most pleasant duty to inform because not only had Bro Inches the affectionate esteem of every Brother of the Lodge Celtic but we recognised his indefatigable labours in connection with the Reponal of the Lodge, his services to the Craft in general and to the Lodge in particular No Brother was better acquainted with the Symbolic meaning of the Jewel and in the name of the Brethren he trusted Bro Inches would be long spared to wear it with pride and happiness.


Bro E J Inches in thanking the Brethren for their great kindness and it was to him a great honour to be called to the Chair of the Lodge Celtic and looking back over his term of Office said how much he had appreciated and enjoyed that time and acknowledged the loyalty and kindly assistance he had received from all. He assured the Brethren that the Jewel would be a proud adornment of his breast on all fitting occasions. The Lodge was closed in due form.

26th March 1923

Bros Edward Roy Tatton No 25, Arthur McNish Todman No 26, Samuel Wainman No 27 were passed to the fellow Craft Degree of Freemasons.

The RWM reported he visited the following Lodges:

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392  97 Lodge St James Operative 97 151 Lodge Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151  69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Caledonian Lodge No 392, St James's Operative Lodge No 97, Defensive Band Lodge No 151 and Trinity Lodge No 885 and on each occasion he conveyed greetings.

9th April 1923

Mary Chapel-1 A Deputation from Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 headed by RWM Bro Dr Radford and was accorded a very hearty welcome.

Mr James Ashley Smith No 28 a Company Secretary (Balvogie) from 10 West Barnton Terrace Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr William Spears Page No 29 a Wine and Spirit Merchant from 6 Gosford Place Bonnington Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

The RWM reported he visited the following Lodges:

Mary Chapel-1  2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  160 Lodge Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 Marys Chapel Lodge No 1, Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2, Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 the RWM conveyed greetings.

The RWM intimated that at a meeting of members of the Lodge Golf Club several outings had been arranged as well as a Hole and Hole competition and all Golfing Brethren were cordially invited to join the Club. The Lodge was closed in due form.

23rd April 1923

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 There was a letter submitted from The RWM and Wardens of Colinton and Currie Lodge No 1029 to confer as a favour the Third Degree on:

Bro Henry George Nisbet a Fellow Craft of that Lodge.

On the motion of the RWM it was unanimously agreed to. The Lodge was raosed when the following Bros Edward Roy Tatton No 25, Arthur McNish Todman No 26, Samual Wainman No 27 and Henry George Nisbet of Colinton and Currie Lodge No 1029 were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

14th May 1923

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Deputations were received from Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 headed by RWM Bro Alex J Grant.

160 Lodge Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 headed by RWM Bro Edwin H Bloor.

Bro James Ashley Smith No 28, Bro William Spears Page No 29 were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

alt The RWM reported attending St Stephen's Lodge No 145 with a few Brethren and conveyed greetings.

Bro Edward J Inches IPM attended the memorial service to Bro John A Forrest Past Provincial Grand Master of Midlothian the service was very impressive conducted by Bro Sir Henry Dundas Bart of Ormiston Provincial Grand Master of Midlothian.

Bro T S Muir MA DM then delivered a lecture on the Reflections of Freemasonry.

The RWM in thanking Bro Muir for the lecture and for the time and thought given to the subject by him expressed the great pleasure and instruction Bro Muir had afforded all privileged to hear him. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

28th May 1923

A Special Meeting to confer the Mark Degree on the following Brethren:

Bro William Melville No 18, Bro Thomas George Brown No 20, Bro Robert Dugeon Masterton No 21,

Bro Charles Augustus Revans No 24, Bro Edward Roy Todman No 26, Bro Samuel Wainman No 27.

The Lodge was resumed in the second Degree and reduced and closed in due and solemn form.

8th October 1923

The minutes of the 14th and 28th May were read and approved.

97 Lodge St James Operative 97 The RWM reported a visit to St James Lodge No 97 on occasion of the opening of their new Lodge Premises in Forth Street Edinburgh.

The following Brethren were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons:

Bro James Ashley Smith No 28, Bro William Spears Page No 29.

22nd October 1923

Mr George Robson Junior a Draughtsman Born in Edinburgh 15th April 1901 Nationality British, from 19 Montgomery Street Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Donald Eoin Stewart a Wine and Spirit Merchant Born in Edinburgh 13th March 1890 Nationality British from 29 Craigmillar Park Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest A communication from Grand Secretary was read regarding the Installation of Grand Office Bearers and the Festival of Saint Andrew.

The RWM in referring to the Seven New Silver Jewels which had recently been made to the pattern of the Old ones said he had much pleasure in announcing that the cost in connection with their manufacture had very kindlt been defrayed thro the generosity of Bro John Temple Watt one of our recently affiliated members. The RWM moved that the thanks of the Brethren to Bro Watt be recorded in the Minutes this was heartily agreed to.

A Vote was then taken in connection with the Two Sketches of the Proposed Lodge Jewel and it was carried that Sketch No 1 be adopted this showed a circular band bearing the Title of the Lodge, within the band and forming the centre is a Shield bearing on it the Scottish Arms and surmounted by Craft Emblems Running round the outer edge is a wreath of Thistles. The Jewel pendant from a Royal Stuart Tartan Ribbon on which is placed a Highlander carrying a Lockaber Axe the Metal of the Jewel to be of Silver Gilt.

788 Lodge St John Corstorphine No 788 The RWM reported a visit to St John Corstorphine Lodge No 788 accompanied by Bro John Gordon on the occasion of their Church Service.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro R B Henderson SD Attended Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 and Abbotsford Lodge No 937 and conveyed greetings.


12th November 1923

Bros George Robson Junior No 30, Bro Donald Eoin Stewart No 31 were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Congratulations to Bro Edward J Inches in the name of the Brethren given by the RWM on Bro Inches being elected as a Member of the Grand Lodge Committee and Visitation Committee.

26th November 1923

alt A Deputation from St Stephen's Lodge No 145 headed by RWM Bro James H McWilliams and was introduced by IPM Bro Edward James Inches. The RWM welcomed the Deputation and remarked on the long standing friendship that had existed between the Brethren of St Stephen's and the Lodge Celtic.

Bro George Robson Junior No 30, Bro Donald Eoin Stewart No 31 were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

An application for membership of the Lodge was read from:

Mr Athelston Edmund Thornhill a Dental Student at the Dental Hospital. Bron 2nd March 1899 in Pretoria South Africa Nationality British.

Proposed by Bro R R Stewart Bible Bearer.

Seconded by Bro George L Lamont WSW.

The application was remitted to the Enquiry Committee for a report.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Mary Chapel-1 Bro F A Sibbald Treasurer attended Abbotsford No 937 on the occasion of their Church Service and he visited Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 in connection with the Presentation of Prizes (McIver Trophy).

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 The RWM reported attendance at Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 and conveyed greetings.

10th December 1923

Mr Athelston Edmund Thornhill No 32 was Made an entered apprentice Mason.

The Nomination of Office Bearers for the ensuing year 1923 -1924 were read and approved.

27th December 1923

The minutes of the meeting for Nominations of Office Bearers held on the 10th December 1922 were read and approved.

 

The Annual Certificate, the Charter and a copy of the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Lodge of Scotland were laid upon the Table.

 

The Bro Treasurer submitted the Statement of Accounts for the past Financial Year. The details were held as read a print of the Accounts were issued to each Member.

 

The RWM gave an explanation of the nonrecurring items and on the motion of Bro T S Muir DM seconded by Bro H L Warden SM. The Accounts were unanimously adopted and a vote of thanks was awarded to the retiring Treasurer.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest Bro T S Muir DM then called upon Bro James Watson GDOC to take the Chair as Installing Master Bro Watson declared all Offices Vacant.
The Charter was entrusted to the special keeping of the Master.

 

The proposed Office Bearers for 1923 - 1924 list as follows:-

 

RWM

Brother Herbert L Warden.

DM

Brother T S Muir.

SM

LTPM

Brother Charles L Clark.

Brother

IPM

Brother Edward James Inches.

WSW

Brother George R Lamont.

WJW

Brother J S Baker.

 

Secretary

Brother John L Anderson.

 

Treasurer

Brother Francis A Sibbald.

 

Senior Deacon

Brother Robert B Henderson.

 

Junior Deacon

Brother William Hean Findlay.

 

Chaplain

Poet Laureate

Brother A G Cass.

Brother Walter Murray.

D O C

Brother E T Holland.

Steward

Brother William Short.

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother H J Neville.

 

Standard Bearer 2

Marshall

Sword Bearer

Brother R S Jenkins.

Brother John Temple Watt.

Brother John Bruce.

Physician

Brother James Wood.

Jeweller

Architect

Director of Music

Organist

Piper

Bible Bearer

Brother William Melville.

Brother Thomas G Brown.

Brother Colin McK McGavin.

Brother James A Smith.

Brother E Roy Tatton.

Brother R R Stewart.

Inner Guard

Tyler

Stewards President

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Sreward

Brother John Gifford.

Brother W H Concha.

Brother William Short.

Brother Dobson Welbourne.

Brother A D Creasey.

Brother Duncan Lamont.

Brother R D Masterton.

Brother John Gordon

Brother C A Revans.

Brother S Wainman.

Brother Donald E Stewart.

Brother William Page.

Brother John Gifford.

Brother W H Concha.

Committee

 

 

Brother H L Warden RWM.

 

Brother James H Inches IPM.

 

Brother T S Muir DM.

Brother George R Lamont SW.

Brother J S Baker JW.

 

Brother John L Anderson Secretary.

 

 

 

Other Committee Members:  Bro Joseph Inglis, Bro James Wood, Bro George Crawford, Bro Lewis A Mac Ritchie, James Sime Waterston.

 

Committee of Enquiry: RWM, IPM, Secretary, George M Paterson and George R Lamont.

 

Auditors: Bro James T Yeoman and Bro John Gifford.

The Brethren adjourned to the Refectory to celebrate the Festival of Saint John. About 70 Brethren were present. The usual Loyal toasts were honoured.

An excellent Musical programme was arranged by Bro Colin McGiven Director of Music he being ably assisted Bro C L Clark, W Hean Findlay, E Roy Tatton, George Short, George Campbell, William Tawse and Murdo McLeod. The lodge was closed at High X11.

14th January 1924

Bro Athelston Edmund Thornhill No 32 was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

788 Lodge St John Corstorphine No 788 Bro C L Clark SM reported that along with Bro John L Anderson attended St John Corstorphine Lodge No 788 and conveyed greetings.

11th February 1924

The Bro Secretary read the minutes and reported that a discussion took place regarding a Burns Night or a Whist Drive and a Dance in connection with the Lodge. The RWM asked the Brethren present to give their names to Bro Secretary and say which one they prefer.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  The Reports of the last meeting were read RWM attended the Annual Burns and Hogg Festival of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

8 Lodge Journeyman Masons No 8 Bro J S Baker attended Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 at a Burns Celebration and he conveyed greetings.

Mr Ernest Vincent Charles Hughes No 33 a Civil Servant from 4 Bangholm Terrace Born London 21st August 1881 Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Alexander Bruce Morgan a Clerk No 34 from 19 Minto Street Edinburgh Born Edinburgh 3rd July 1894 Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr John Hewley Outhwaite Noble No 35 a Civil Servant from 24 Meadowbank Terrace Edinburgh Born Umballa India 12th August 1899 Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Alexander Lonie White No 36 a Mechanical Surveyor from 12 Wellington Street Leith Edinburgh Born Leith 3rd April 1898 Nationality British was made an Entered apprentice Mason. The Lodge was closed.

25th February 1924

Mr Robert Johnstone McGregor No 37 a Clark Edinburgh Corporation c/o Swan 32 Merchiston Avenue Born Edinburgh 21st November 1897 Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason.

10th March 1924

Bros Ernest Vincent Charles Hughes No 33, Alexander Bruce Morgan No 34, John Hewley Outhwaite Noble No 35, Robert Johnstone McGregor No 37 were all passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

America Lodge No 3368 Bro G M Paterson DM reported attendance at a Meeting of American Lodge No 3368 English Constitution.

The RWM referred to a Bazaar to be held on the 5th and 6th December 1924 in connection with Caledonian Lodge No 97 he asked the Brethren to do all in their power to further its interests and help the Brethren of Caledonian Lodge to reduce the debt on their Hall. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

14th April 1924

Bro Alexander Lonie White No 36 was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Bro G M Paterson DM congratulated the RWM on his return to public Life after his recent illness.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro G M Paterson DM reported attendance at a meeting of the William Preston Lodge No 766 English Constitution and conveyed greetings.

29th April 1924

Bros Athelston Edmund Thornhill No 32, Alexander Bruce Charles Hughes No 33, John Hewley Outhwaite Noble No 35, Alexander Lonie White No 36, Robert Johnston McGregor No 37 were all raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

Invitations to the Following Church Services were read:

Mary Chapel-1 Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

1083 Lodge Thorntree Prestonpans No 1038 Thorntree Lodge No 1038.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Services Lodge No 1291.

alt Thistle Lodge No 270 West Calder.

The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

12th May 1924

The Lodge held a Mark Degree this evening:

Bros William Spears Page No 29, Donald Eoin Stewart No 31, Athelstone Edmund McGregor No 32, Ernest Vincent Charles Hughes No 33, Alexander Bruce Morgan No 34, John Hewley Outhwaite Noble No 35, Alexander Lonie White No 36, Robert Johnstone McGregor No 37 were all given the Mark Degree and gave thanks to the RWM and Brethren of the Celtic Lodge.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 The RWM attended St John Kilwinning Lodge No 57 Haddington and conveyed greetings. The Lodge was closed in due form.

13th October 1924

Mr Thomas Alexander Ford No 38 an Accountant from 7 East Preston Street Edinburgh Born in Edinburgh 26th February 1899 Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Robert Watson No 39 a Chief Clerk Edinburgh Corporation Tramways from 9 Abercorn Terrace Portobello Born Davidson Mains 16th January 1872 Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason. Both singed the Role and were welcomed by the Brethren.

A letter from the Grand Secretary to the Celtic Lodge 291 was read by Bro John L Anderson.

Dear Sir and Bro,

I am asked to notify you in regard to the following information which has reached us, through the Grand Lodge of New Zealand.

A Man named Alexander McBride Stewart an Architect in Blenheim New Zealand has attempted more than once to get into the Craft there but the Board of enquiry could not pass him on account of objections raised and the Provincial Grand Master of that District fully agrees with the Boards decision.

Mr Stewart who has relatives some connected with the Craft in Glasgow left New Zealand by the SS Ionic for London about the beginning of April. Before leaving he boasted that he would become a member of the Craft at home and thus get even with the Blenheim Masons.

The Grand Master Mason takes a very serious view of the Case and of any such attempt by Mr Stewart to foist himself on any Lodge at home and he has asked me to notify every Lodge in Scotland.

His Lordship directs me to call your particular attention to the provisions of Law 174 which if a candidate has not resided or carried on Business or been employed in the Metropolitan District fir the last three years it requires the enquiry Committee of a Lodge to communicate with a Lodge in the locality in which the applicant had such residence or Business or employment and especially to warn your Lodge against any attempt which may be made by the man in question.

I shall be obliged if you will have this letter read in open Lodge and afterwards record the same in the Minutes In order that a record may be kept.

Yours fraternally

Bro David Reid Grand Secretary. 

The RWM referred to the unique collection of Organ music played during the working of the various Degrees. This had been handsomely found and he took this opportunity of thanking Bro William Hean Findlay and Bro George Short who by their indefatigable labours and enthusiasm had so greatly assisted the Sub-committee appointed to deal with this important matter. In referring to the conversation he had with Mrs Kennedy Fraser the RWM said how honoured of lettered this Lady was know that this Music had been so adapted.

The RWM intimated that Miss Shaw of Canterbury had presented to the Lodge Celtic a Lodge parchment Diploma and a Royal Stewart Tartan Sash which belonged to her deceased Father. The RWM instructed the Bro Secretary to write a thank you to Miss Shaw for the gift which was added to the inventory of the Lodge.

An invitation form Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 to their Church Service  was read.

Bro G M Paterson DM attended Guelp Lodge No 1685 English Constitution and Berries Lodge No 2928 EC and conveyed greetings.

Bro J S Baker WJW attended Kirkwall Kilwinning Lodge No 38 and conveyed greetings. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

27th October 1924

Bros Thomas Alexander Ford No 38, Robert Watson No 39 were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

The RWM in the Name of the Lodge congratulated the Secretary Bro John L Anderson on the occasion of his Wedding, which had taken place on the 20th October 1924 at Elgin. He also referred to a Smoking Concert which had been held on the 16th October 1924 and largely attended by the Brethren of the Lodge and also by the Staff of Hamilton and Inches Jewellers at which were presented to Bro Anderson tangible recognitions of respect and esteem - that of the Lodge being a wallet of Treasury Notes.

The RWM wished Bro Anderson and Mrs Anderson a long and happy union. These sentiments were endorsed by the Brethren with much acclamation.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 The RWM reported attending Trafalgar Lodge No 223 Leith when he witnessed a most interesting ceremony in connection with the Lodges celebration of The Battle of Trafalgar.

10th November 1924

Bro Forbes Main No 6 a Wine and Spirit Merchant from 262 Canongate a Master Mason of St Machar Lodge No 319 Born Torphins 4th April 1896 Nationality British and:

Bro William John Hendrie Smith No 7 a Heating Engineer of St John's Lodge from 188 Canongate a Master Mason of Saint David's Lodge No 36 Born London 3rd September 1884 Nationality British both were affiliated members of the Celtic Lodge and were welcomed by the Brethren.

Mr Robert Somerville Brydon No 40 a Clerk in H M Commissary Office Edinburgh from 41 Falcon Gardens Edinburgh Born Edinburgh 31st August 1879 Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Percy George Fox No 41 a Commercial Traveller from 9 Northfield Road Edinburgh Born Clapton London 8th August 1888 Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason.

47 Lodge Operative Dundee Lodge No 47  Bro John Bruce attended Dundee Operative's Lodge No 47 and conveyed greetings.

8 Lodge Journeyman Masons No 8   Bro George Robson attended Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 and conveyed greetings.

24th November 1924

Bro Robert Somerville Brydon No 40 and Bro Percy George Fox No 41 were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

The following notice of motion was read:

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest That Grand Lodge Library be opened from 7 to 9 pm in the evening of Monday of each week from October to March inclusive for the benefit of Brethren wishing to consult of borrow Books and magazines, proposed by Bro A M Mckay Prox..Master No 979 seconded by Bro G Nasmyth Langlands Prox..Master No 1046.

Mary Chapel-1 Bro C L Clark SM reported that accompanied by Bro John Bruce Secretary of the Golf Club that they had attended a Meeting of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 on the 18th November when the prizes in connection with the McIvor Golf Trophy were present, Bro Clark referred to the hearty welcome and the generous hospitality that was bestowed on them.

Bro E J Inches IPM in the name of the Brethren congratulated the RWM Bro Lt-Col Herbert Lawton Warden on the great honour his Majesty had recently been pleased to bestow on him by appointing him a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Grand Lodge of Scotland CrestBro Inches also referred to the responsible position the RWM now held in Grand Lodge as Chairman of the Foreign and Colonial Committee and congratulated the RWM and the Celtic Lodge on this distinction which his Brethren in Freemasonry had honoured him with. 

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The RWM in replying thanked Bro Inches and the Brethren and made reference to the great, good work the Foreign and Colonial Committee were doing and the enormous influence of Grand Lodge in every part of the Globe. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

Bro Lt-Colonel Herbert Lawton Warden D.S.O. E. Surr. R. was awarded these honours for conspicuous Gallantry and devotion to duty. Throughout several days' fighting this Officer was in command of his Battalion and by his personal example he restored the situation several times. One early morning when the enemy had broken through a Village he was ordered to attack he went forward himself and cleared the Village of the Enemy.

8th December 1924

Bros Thomas Alexander Ford No 38, Robert Watson No 39, Robert Somerville Brydon No 40, Percy George Fox No 41 were all raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro George Paterson reported his attendance at the Installation Meeting of WM Bro William Preston Lodge No 766 English Constitution where he had the honour of replying to the Toast of the Guests and he conveyed greetings. The nominations of RWM and Office Bearers were proposed and seconded then forwarded to the 29th December the evening of the Installation.

29th December 1924

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The RWM then called upon Bro T S Muir to take the Chair as Installing Master Bro Muir declared all Offices Vacant.
The Charter was entrusted to the special keeping of the Master.

 

The proposed Office Bearers for 1924 - 1925 list as follows:-

 

RWM

Brother George Moir Paterson.

DM

Brother T S Muir.

SM

LTPM

Brother George R Lamont.

Brother

IPM

Brother Herbert Lawton Warden.

WSW

Brother J S Baker.

WJW

Brother Robert B Henderson.

 

Secretary

Brother John L Anderson.

 

Treasurer

Brother Francis A Sibbald.

 

Senior Deacon

Brother William Hean Findlay.

 

Junior Deacon

Brother John Gifford.

 

Chaplain

Poet Laureate

Brother A G Cass.

Brother T G Brown MC.

D O C

Brother E T Holland.

Steward

Brother William Short.

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother R S Jenkins.

 

Standard Bearer 2

Marshall

Sword Bearer

Brother J Temple Watt.

Brother Robert Dunn.

Brother John Bruce.

Physician

Brother James Wood.

Jeweller

Architect

Director of Music

Organist

Piper

Bible Bearer

Brother William Melville.

Brother R D Masterton.

Brother William Short.

Brother James A Smith.

Brother E Roy Tatton.

Brother R R Stewart.

Inner Guard

Tyler

Stewards President

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Sreward

Brother James Wood.

Brother W H Concha.

Brother William Short.

Brother Dobson Welbourne.

Brother A D Creasey.

Brother Duncan Lamont.

Brother R D Masterton.

Brother John Gordon

Brother C A Revans.

Brother S Wainman.

Brother Donald E Stewart.

Brother William Page.

Brother John Gifford.

Brother W H Concha.

Committee

 

 

Brother George Moir Paterson.

 

Brother James H Inches IPM.

 

Brother T S Muir DM.

Brother George R Lamont SW.

Brother J S Baker JW.

 

Brother John L Anderson Secretary.

 

 

 

Other Committee Members:  Bro Joseph Inglis, Bro James Wood, Bro George Crawford, Bro Lewis A Mac Ritchie, James Sime Waterston.

Committee of Enquiry: RWM, IPM, Secretary, George M Paterson and George R Lamont.

 

Auditors: Bro James T Yeoman and Bro John Gifford.

The Brethren adjourned to the Refectory to celebrate the Festival of Saint John. About 70 Brethren were present. The usual loyal toasts were honoured.

 

An excellent Musical programme was arranged by Bro W Short Director of Music he being ably assisted Bro C L Clark, W Hean Findlay, E Roy Tatton, H Brodie, George Campbell, J Cowie and Murdo McLeod.

12th January 1925

The Lodge was opened in due form.

After the meeting Brother A L White presented to the Lodge an Egyptian Chatty and a Snake Fossil brought by him from Port Said this drinking vessel has the property of allowing the heat that may be present in the water within to escape leaving the contents quite cool.

He also presented a fossil of a snake found in Swinton Quarry Berwickshire.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 Brother White was cordially thanked by the RWM for his kindness By the courtesy of the RWM of Lodge Canongate Kilwinning No 2 it was arranged that these gifts be exhibited in the case Museum of that Lodge.

Mr Robert Colquhoun Cook No 42 a LSD Qualified Dental Surgeon from 13 North West Circus Place Edinburgh Born Edinburgh 8th June 1898 British Nationality was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Jacob Stanley Taback No 43 a Dental Student c/o Forrest 18 Warrender Park Terrace Edinburgh Born Pietersburg South Africa 24th August 1897 British Nationality was made an entered apprentice Mason.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 The RWM intimated that he proposed visiting Lodge Canongate Kilwinning No 2 on Wednesday evening and he invited as many of the Celtic Brethren that would be able to accompany him on this occasion and Brother Colin McGavin who was about to leave on a visit to the United States of America.

The RWM wished Bon Voyage and requested him to convey fraternal greetings to any American Lodge Brother Mc Gavin might visit on his Mystic Journey the Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

26th January 1925

Bros Robert Colquhoun Cook No 42, Jacob Stanley Taback No 43 were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

The RWM referred to the great honour that had recently been conferred on Bro Joseph Inglis WS on his accession to the Chair of Substitute Grand Master.

9th February 1925

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and Bro Secretary reported that an Apron which had formerly belonged to the late Bro Bridgman who was a well known Musician that entertain the Brethren on many a harmonious evening. Bro Bridgman's Apron is a very interesting Celtic relic and was presented to the Lodge by Bro Robert Watson one of our recently initiated Brethren.

Bro Bridgman was a prominent Member of the Lodge Celtic Lodge and several references regarding him can be found in the Minutes of our Lodge his records show he was a Professional Musician and Composer in the City.

Bro William Hean Findlay reported that he had made enquiries regarding the manufacture of Royal Stewart Tartan of Silk Velvet but from an authority he was informed that it was impossible in the meantime to get this reproduced. His informant proposed designing a Tartan embracing several of the well known patterns, which would be submitted at some future date. The Lodge was closed in due form.

Bro Robert Colquhoun Cook No 42 was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The following letter from Right Worshipful Substitute Grand Master Mason Bro Joseph Inglis 110 George Street Edinburgh 6th February 1925 was read.

Dear Sir and Bro

I shall be greatly obliged if you will convey to the RWM and Brethren of the Lodge Celtic No 291 my most grateful thanks for the very kind reference in the Lodge Minutes to my accession to the Chair of the Substitute Grand Master, and for their kind appreciation of any little thing I may have done to further the interests and prosperity of our Craft.

With good wishes,

I am yours sincerely and fraternally signed J Inglis.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro H L Warden IPM reported that while in the North with a Deputation from Grand Lodge he had visited St John's Lodge Inverness No 6, St Peters Operative Thurso No 284, The Consecration and Erection of John O'Groats Lodge No 1333, St Fergus Lodge No 466 Wick.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro John Bruce IG reported that accompanied by 2 Brethren they attended Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

 

9th March 1925

Bro Jacob Stanley Taback was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

The RWM in presenting to Bro H L Warden a handsome Past Masters Jewel of Celtic Design and wrought in fine Gold said how very appreciative the Brethren were for the wonderful work Bro Warden had done in binding together so well the Lodge they liked so much.

Bro H L Warden in his reply said how utterly inadequate he was to express his feelings as this presentation came as a complete surprise to him. On reviewing his Two years occupancy of the Chair the IPM said he looked back on then with the greatest pleasure and happiness having been blest with such a loyal body of Office Bearers and Members and that he would ever wear his Jewel as a treasured souvenir of a very happy association.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 The RWM reported attendance at the William Preston Lodge No 766 English Constitution and at a Ladies Festival in connection with Wandsworth Borough Council.

Also Lodge 2979 English Constitution.

Notices were read regarding the Annual Meetings in connection with the McIver Bowling and Golf Trophies. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

6th April 1925

Mr James McGill Brown 1st Officer on the TSS Cameronia a Merchant Marine from 63 Lauderdale Gardens Hyndland Glasgow Born Leith 3rd May 1897 Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason.

altA Letter was read from St Andrew's Lodge No 48 signed by their RWM and Wardens requesting that the Mark Masters Degree be conferred on Bro Warren Coupe Harrison a Master Mason of that Lodge, it was unanimously agreed to grant the request.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro J S Baker WSW reported attendance at the Vale of Eden Lodge No 2493 English Constitution and the Caledonian Lodge No 392 and conveyed greetings.

13th April 1925

Mary Chapel-1 The RWM asked the Brethren to be upstanding and referred to the sudden Death of Bro Sir Thomas Hutchison Baronet of Hardiston ex Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh and who was initiated a Member of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 the Brethren observed a period of silence as a token of respect to his memory.

Also the RWM continued with another announcement of the Death of Bro Col A Young had sustained thro the Death of his Brother Dr Young the RWM asked Bro Col Young to accept the Brethren's sincere sympathy.

This was the evening for conferring the Mark Degree on the following Brethren:

Bro James Ashley Smith No 28, Bro Thomas Alexander Ford No 38, Bro Robert Watson No 39, Bro Robert Somerville Bryden No 40, Bro Robert Colquhoun Cook No 42, Bro Jacob Stanley Taback No 43 and Bro Warren Coupe Harrison a Master Mason of St Andrew's Lodge No 48.

11th May 1925

Mr Frank Darwin a Manager of the Embassy Club c/o Mrs Cumming 16 Dundonald Street Edinburgh Born Newcastle on Tyne 29th June 1874 Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Freemason.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 An invitation to the Services Lodge No 1291 to attend their Church Service at Lady Yester's Parish Church the service will be conducted by the Rev Dr Mave and the address will be given by the Rt Honourable the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine RW Past Grand Master and Lord High Commissioner of the General Assembly.

Bro John Bruce reminded the Brethren of the Competition for the Inches Quaich to be held at Brunsfield Links Golfing Soceity's Course on the 18th May 1925.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro J S Baker WSW reported attending the Installation at Uter Pendragon Lodge (Kirby Stepen) No 3681 English Constitution.

580 Lodge St Leonard Loanhead and Lasswade No 580 Bro A G Cass reported attendance at St Leonard's Lodge No 1283 and he conveyed greetings.

12th October 1925

The RWM asked the Brethren to be upstanding and referred in sympathetic terms to the Death of Bro Duncan Lamont who died on the 14th July. The RWM referred to Bro Lamont having served his King and Country in the South African War and the Great War where he contracted malaria which eventually hastened his Death. By his unassuming and reticent manner Bro Lamont endeared himself to all the Brethren of the Lodge where he was initiated into the Lodge Celtic on 13th February 1922. A brief silence was observed to.

The RWM referred to a letter from Bro Woods one of our Oldest Member who gave his apology for his non attendance as he stated that he was afraid he would be unable owing to his feeble health to attend the Lodge meeting again. The Bro Secretary was instructed to write to Bro Wood and convey his Brethrens sincere regret at the enforced absence of their oldest member, whom they trusted would continue to take his usual interest in them by his allowing the billets to be sent as usual.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro Frank Darwin No 45 was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 An invitation to a Church Service in connection with Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 was read.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 Bro J S Baker WSW reported his attendance at Ullswater Lodge Penrith and conveyed greetings.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro Henderson WJW reported his attendance at Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 on their St John's Night in June and a Church Service of the Services Lodge No 1291.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 The RWM reported his attendance at the Consecration of Whistlers Lodge No 4717 English Constitution by V W Bro P Colville Smith CVO Grand Secretary in Freemasons Hall London WC 2 on Monday 18th May 1925. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn from.

4th November 1925

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro H L Warden welcomed to the Lodge Bro Dr Edden from Santa Maria Lodge London who kindly consented to preside at the Organ.

Reference was made to the Installation of Grand Lodge Office Bearers and the Festival of St Andrew's by the Warden who said that he hoped to see the Lodge well represented on that occasion.

Mary Chapel-1 It was intimated that an invitation had been sent out to each Bro to attend a Bazaar to be held in connection with Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

Bro James McGill Brown was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro R Dunn accompanied by Bro George R Lamont attended a Church Service in connection with 69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5.

Bro C L Clark DM attended a Meeting at Trafalgar Lodge No 223 and he conveyed greetings.

14th December 1925

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro Frederick Thomas MacLeod No 8 a Solicitor from 55 Grange Road Edinburgh a Master Mason of St Kilda Lodge No 881 Born Ipswich 26th September 1872 Netionality British was affiliated a member of the Lodge Celtic.

Mr Charles Maitland Smith No 46 a Chartered Accountant from 3 Abercromby Place Edinburgh Born Edinburgh 5th October 1880 Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason.


28th December 1925

 

The minutes of the meeting for Nominations of Office Bearers held on the 10th December 1922 were read and approved.

 

The Annual Certificate, the Charter and a copy of the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Lodge of Scotland were laid upon the Table.

 

The Bro Treasurer submitted the Statement of Accounts for the past Financial Year. The details were held as read and print of the Accounts were issued to each Member.

 

The RWM gave an explanation of the nonrecurring items and on the motion of Bro C L Clark DM seconded by Bro H L Warden SM. The Accounts were unanimously adopted and a vote of thanks was awarded to the retiring Treasurer.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The RWM then called upon Bro Joseph Inglis RW Substitute Grand Master as RWIM to take the Chair as Installing Master Bro Muir declared all Offices Vacant.
The Charter was entrusted to the special keeping of the Master.

 

The proposed Office Bearers for 1925 - 1926 list as follows:-

 

RWM

Brother Charles Laing Clark.

DM

Brother

SM

LTPM

Brother John L Anderson.

Brother

IPM

Brother George M Paterson.

WSW

Brother Robert B Henderson.

WJW

Brother William Hean Findlay.

 

Secretary

Brother Robert Watson.

 

Treasurer

Brother Robert D Masterton.

 

Senior Deacon

Brother John Gifford.

 

Junior Deacon

Brother Alfred J Cass.

 

Chaplain

Poet Laureate

Brother Robert S Brydon.

Brother J Temple Watt.

D O C

Brother ColinMcR McGavin.

Sword Bearer

Brother Donald E Stewart.

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother William Melville.

 

Standard Bearer 2

Marshall

Sword Bearer

Brother A L White.

BrotherThomas A Ford.

Brother Donald E Stewart.

Physician

Brother James Wood.

Jeweller

Architect

Director of Music

Organist

Piper

Bible Bearer

Brother R R Stewart.

Brother George Robson Senior.

Brother William Short.

Brother T G Hall.

Brother E Roy Tatton.

Brother E T Holland.

Inner Guard

Tyler

Stewards President

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Sreward

Brother Robert Dunn.

Brother William J H Smith.

Brother John Gordon.

Brother Charles A Revans.

Brother William H Smith.

Brother Duncan Lamont.

Brother Robert Dunn.

Brother J S Tabac.

Brother R C Cook LDS.

Brother Thomas A Ford.

Brother Robert J McGregor.

Brother A L White.

Brother J H O Noble.

Brother Ernest V C Hughes.

Committee

 

 

Brother F A Sibbald.

 

Brother James H Inches IPM.

 

Brother George Crawford.

Brother Colin McGavin.

Brother John Gifford.

 

Brother Lewis A MacRitchie.

 

 

 

Other Committee Members:  First Eight Office Bearers Bro Joseph Inglis, Bro James Wood, Bro George Crawford, Bro Lewis A Mac Ritchie, James Sime Waterston.

 

Committee of Enquiry: RWM, IPM, Secretary, George M Paterson and George R Lamont.

 

Auditors: Bro James T Yeoman and Bro John Gifford.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 69 Lodge Alloa No 69 47 Lodge Operative Dundee Lodge No 47 Bro A B Henderson WSW reported attending Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2, Dunedin Lodge No 1316 and Bro John Bruce at a meeting at Operative Dundee Lodge No 47 at all of which greetings were conveyed.

In response to the RWM's appeal the Sum of £17.4/- was collected on behalf of the Grand Lodge Ann

 

The Brethren adjourned to the Refectory to celebrate the Festival of Saint John. About 70 Brethren were present. The usual loyal toasts were honoured.

 

An excellent Musical programme was arranged by Bro W Short Director of Music he being ably assisted Bro C L Clark, W Hean Findlay, E Roy Tatton, H Brodie, George Campbell, J Cowie and Murdo McLeod.

The lodge was closed at High X11.

11th January 1926

Bro Charles Maitland Smith No 46 was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro George Robson reported attendance at Abbotsford Lodge No 937 and Br E J Inches PM reported attending Dramatic and Arts Lodge No 757. The Lodge was closed in due form.

8th February 1926

Mr Donald McGregor No 47 MB Ch B zz from Minto Street Edinburgh Born Edinburgh 7th April 1900 Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr James Bruce Bennet a Wine and Spirit Merchant from 73 Falcon Avenue Edinburgh Bron Edinburgh 22nd May 1889 Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason.

A report from the visitation Committee was read.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2  69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro R B Henderson reported attendance at Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 and Bro George M Paterson at Whitslvis Lodge No 4717 English Constitution both of which greetings were conveyed.

8th March 1926

Bros Donald McGregor No 47 MB Ch B zz and James Bruce Bennet No 48 were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

Letters from Grand Secretary Dated 15th February and 5th March 1926 with reference to the Annuity Fund and Orphans Fund were read.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 832 Lodge Heart of Midlothian No 832 alt  2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2Attendances at the following Lodges were reported Bro C L Clark at Dunedin Lodge No 1316, Heart of Midlothian No 832, St David's Lodge No 36 and Bro F T McLeod Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 and at all of which fraternal greetings were conveyed.

22nd March 1926

Mr James Peter Clark Smith No 49 a Tailor and Clothier from 63 Home Street Edinburgh Born in Edinburgh 7th May 1894 British Nationality was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Daniel Stewart Graham No 50 a Commercial Traveller from 39 Willowbrae Avenue Edinburgh Born Edinburgh in Edinburgh 1st June 1898 British Nationality was made an entered apprentice Mason.

A Sample Tartan Apron was submitted to the Brethren, and the RWM intimated that an order for a small quantity was placed, and that those Aprons would soon be on sale to Members who wished to aquire them at the price of 30/- each.

788 Lodge St John Corstorphine No 788  580 Lodge St Leonard Loanhead and Lasswade No 580 Attendances at the Various Lodge were reported as follows:

Bro J Bruce Morgan at St John's Corstorphine Lodge No 788 and Bro J H O Noble at St Leonards Lodge No 1283.

12th April 1926

Bros Frank Darwin No 45, Charles Maitland Smith No 46, Donald McGregor MB Ch B No 47 and James Bruce Bennet No 48 were raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

The RWM submitted a sample Apron which had now been slightly altered and same was duly approved. It was intimated that a supply would be available for Sale at an early date.

Attendances at the following Lodges were reported:

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro George H Paterson IPM America Lodge No3368 London, Whitsters Lodge No 4717 English Constitution. The Lodge was closed in due form.

26th April 1926

Bros James Peter Clark Smith No 49 and Daniel Stewart Graham No 50 were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

788 Lodge St John Corstorphine No 788 Bro R Watson and 3 Brethren attended Corstorphine Lodge No 788 when fraternal greetings were conveyed.

10th May 1926

The RWM intimated that on account of the present General Strike and the consequent employment of nearly all his Office Bearers on special duty and also taking into account the area in which the Lodge was situated the working of the Mark Degree, which was to have been the principal item of business must be postponed.

Strike 1 Problems in the Coal Industry throughout the 1920s -

  • Strike 4 The industry was out of date. Workers were still using pickaxes; only a fifth of the coal was cut by machine.
  • The mine owner's response to the Depression was not to modernise, but to cut wages and increase working hours (1921).
  • Strike 3 In 1925, the mine owner's tried to cut wages and increase hours again. The Triple Alliance threatened a general strike, so on 31 July 1925 ('Red Friday'), the government paid a nine month subsidy to prop up wages.
  • In March 1926, the government's Samuel Commission suggested cutting wages, but not increasing hours. Both miners and mine owners refused this compromise. Mine owners began drawing up plans to increase hours and cut pay.
  • Strike 5 At the TUC conference on 1st May 1926, a general strike was planned to start two days later. The TUC and the government began negotiations.
  • Srrike 2 When print workers refused to print an edition of the 'Daily Mail' attacking the miners as 'a revolutionary movement', negotiations collapsed, and the General Strike went ahead as planned.

11th October 1926

Bros James Peter Clark Smith No 49, Daniel Stewart Graham No 50 were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

Mary Chapel-1  349 Lodge St Clair No 349 The RWM and other Brethren attended a Church Service in connection with Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 held in St Serfs Church, The RWM and 3 other Brethren attended St Clair's Lodge No 349.

The Lodge was closed in due form.


8th November 1926

The RWM extended a warm welcome to the following Deputations:

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Trafalgar Lodge No 223 headed by RWM Bro David McLeish.

alt Rifle Lodge No 1253 headed by Walter Kerr.

Mr Philip Gasteen Stevenson a Clark H M Commissary Officer from 35 Meadowbank Crescent Edinburgh Born at Moorhill Grignard, Co. Longford 11th June 1877 was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Archibald Douglas Jamieson, Whitsdale Glass and China Merchant from 55 Northfield Broadway Edinburgh Born in Edinburgh 5th September 1893 was made an entered apprentice Mason.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69112 St John Fisherrow Lodge No 112  Bro George M Paterson PM attended Whitsters Lodge No 4717, St John's Fisherrow No 112.

Mary Chapel-1 Bro R Watson Secretary attended Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

The main business of the evening was to confer the Mark Degree on the following Brethren:

Bro George Robson Senior, Bro W R Graham No 17, Bro Fredrick T McLeod No 8, Bro James Bruce Bennet No 48, Bro James Peter Clark Smith No 49, Bro Daniel Stewart Graham No 50 were all conferred with the Mark Masters Degree.

13th December 1926

Bro Philip Gasteen Stevenson No 51 and Bro Archibald Douglas Jamieson No 52 were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

The nomination of RWM and Office Bearers were proposed and seconded then forwarded to the 27th December 1926 Date of the Installation.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest 69 Lodge Alloa No 69 RWM Bro John L Anderson and Bro Robert Watson Secretary reported attending Grand Lodge of Scotland on the occasion of the Festival of St Andrew, and Trafalgar Lodge No 223.

Mary Chapel-1 Bro W Melville and F A Sibbald attended Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 and Presentation of the McIvor Cup.

alt Bro George Robson Senior attended St Andrew's Lodge No 48.

alt RWM and a Deputation attended Queens Edinburgh Rifles No 1253.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro H L Warden PM and Bro R B Henderson attended the Installation at Dunedin Lodge No 1316. All returned kindest fraternal greetings. The Lodge was closed in due form.

 

27th December 1926

The minutes of the meeting for Nominations of Office Bearers held on the 10th December 1926 were read and approved.

 

The Annual Certificate, the Charter and a copy of the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Lodge of Scotland were laid upon the Table.

 

The Bro Treasurer submitted the Statement of Accounts for the past Financial Year. The details were held as read and print of the Accounts were issued to each Member.

 

The RWM gave an explanation of the nonrecurring items and on the motion of Bro C L Clark DM seconded by Bro H L Warden CBE, DSO PM. The Accounts were unanimously adopted and a vote of thanks was awarded to the retiring Treasurer.
Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The RWM then called upon Bro H L Warden CBE, DSO PM as RWIM to take the Chair as Installing Master he then declared all Offices Vacant.
The Charter was entrusted to the special keeping of the Master.

 

The proposed Office Bearers for 1926 - 1927 list as follows:-

 

RWM

Brother Charles Laing Clark.

DM

Brother T S Muir.

SM

LTPM

Brother John L Anderson.

Brother

IPM

Brother George M Paterson.

WSW

Brother Robert B Henderson.

WJW

Brother William Hean Findlay.

 

Secretary

Brother Robert Watson.

 

Treasurer

Brother Robert D Masterton.

 

Senior Deacon

Brother John Gifford.

 

Junior Deacon

Brother John Bruce.

 

Chaplain

Poet Laureate

Brother A G Cass.

Brother J Temple Watt.

D O C

Brother T G Brown MC.

Sword Bearer

Brother Donald E Stewart.

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother R S Jenkins.

 

Standard Bearer 2

Marshall

Sword Bearer

Brother A Bruce Morgan.

Brother R S Brydon.

Brother John Bruce.

Physician

Brother James Wood.

Jeweller

Architect

Director of Music

Organist

Piper

Bible Bearer

Brother R R Stewart.

Brother William Melville.

Brother William Short.

Brother James A Smith.

Brother E Roy Tatton.

Brother E T Holland.

Inner Guard

Tyler

Stewards President

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

Steward

 

 

Brother Robert Dunn.

Brother William J H Smith.

Brother John Gordon.

Brother Charles A Revans.

Brother J P C Smith.

Brother W S Page.

Brother James B Bennet.

Brother R C Cook LDS.

Brother Donald M McGregor MB Ch B.

Brother D S Graham

 

 

Committee

 

 

Brother F A Sibbald.

 

Brother James H Inches IPM.

 

Brother George Crawford.

Brother Colin McGavin.

Brother John Gifford.

 

Brother Lewis A MacRitchie.

 

 

 

Other Committee Members:  First Eight Office Bearers Bro Joseph Inglis, Bro James Wood, Bro George Crawford, Bro Lewis A Mac Ritchie, James Sime Waterston.

 

Committee of Enquiry: RWM, IPM, Secretary, George M Paterson and George R Lamont.

 

Auditors: Bro James T Yeoman and Bro John Gifford.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest 69 Lodge Alloa No 69  Mary Chapel-1  alt RWM reported attending Grand Lodge of Scotland, RWM Trafalgar Lodge No 223,

Bro Melville at Marys Chapel Lodge No 1, St Andrew's Lodge No 48 at all of which greetings were conveyed.

 

In response to the RWM's appeal the Sum of £13.00 was collected on behalf of the Grand Lodge Ann

 

The Brethren adjourned to the Refectory to celebrate the Festival of Saint John. About 70 Brethren were present. The usual loyal toasts were honoured.

 

An excellent Musical programme was arranged by Bro W Short Director of Music he being ably assisted Bro C L Clark, W Hean Findlay, E Roy Tatton, H Brodie, George Campbell, J Cowie and Murdo McLeod.

 

The lodge was closed at High X11.

10th January 1927

Bro Philip Gasteen Stevenson No 51 was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

14th February 1927

The RWM welcomed the members of the Committee of the Metropolitan Lodges headed by Worshipful Bro Peter Smellie, Chairman of the Visitation Committee accompanied by Bro Walter Keir and Dr Radford the Deputation was received in due form.

The Candidate was tested for the Third Degree and retired.

Bro Archibald Douglas Jamieson No 52 was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 The RWM attended a Lodge of Sorrow for Bro George Crawford under the auspices of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro L McRitchie attended Waverly Lodge No 597 Edinburgh on their Jubilee Celebrations.

Mary Chapel-1 Bro F T McLeod attended Marys Chapel Lodge No 1.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 Bro R Dunn attended Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

14th March 1927

Mr William Ringwood McCulloch No 54 a Managing Director c/o Mrs Scott from 14 Temple Park Crescent Edinburgh Born at Athy County Kildare 23rd April 1888 was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mary Chapel-1  2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 The RWM and a Deputation to Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 and Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2.

The Lodge was closed in due form.

28th March 1927

Bro William Ringwood McCulloch No 54 was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 The RWM took the opportunity of expressing to RWM Bro James Sloan of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 his own appreciation for his Deputation's Visit that evening, and asked Bro Sloan to convey to his Mother Lodge the sincerest and friendliest greetings and wishes of the Lodge Celtic for its future success Bro Sloan suitably replied.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392 The RWM and his Deputation attended Edinburgh Academy Lodge No 1327 on their Centenary Celebrations. Also they attended Caledonian Lodge No 392.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro A L White attended Waverly Lodge No 597.

The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

19th April 1927

Bro William Ringwood McCulloch No 54 was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

The following notices regarding Church Services were read:

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Trinity Lodge No 885, Church Service in Newhaven Parish Church on Sunday 1st May 1927 at 6.30 PM.

alt Queens Edinburgh Rifles Lodge No 1253, Royal Scots Church Service in Grange U F Church, Grange Road Edinburgh on Sunday 8th May 1927 at 3.00 PM all Brethren were cordially welcomed.

A Letter was read from The Tournament Secretary intimating that s Smoking Concert would be held in Messrs Ferguson and Forrester Rooms at 129 Princes Street Edinburgh, on Friday 29th April 1927 at 8.00 PM and at which the Draw would take place, and was extended to all Brethren.
69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro William Melville reported having visited a Lodge in Manchester where he had the pleasure of meeting Bro John Bruce.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392 The RWM headed a Deputation to Caledonian No 392 when the RWM Bro Charles L Clark was conferred with Honorary Membership of that Lodge.

9th May 1927

The following Brethren were conferred with the Mark Degree:

Bro C Maitland Smith No 46, Bro P Gasteen Stevenson No 51, Bro Archibald D Jamieson No 52 and Bro William Ringwood McCulloch No 54. All received the Mark Masters Degree.
69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro G M Paterson IPM reported attending London National Guard Lodge No 3757 English Constitution and Fellowship Lodge No 3650 on their Anniversary Service 23rd April 1927.

392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392 The RWM headed a Deputation to Caledonian Lodge No 392.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69Bro A L White attended Rothsay St John's Lodge No 292 at which the Provincial Grand Master was present.

alt RWM headed a Deputation to Queens Edinburgh Rifles Lodge 1253 to their Church Service.

10th October 1927

Mr John Nicol Brown a Commercial Traveller from 29 Morton Street Joppa Born 10th October 1897 at Portobello, Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The RWM referred to the Letter received from the Grand Secretary of Grand Lodge of Scotland containing a proposal for the endowment of a Masonic Bed in the Royal Infirmary in the Name of the Brethren of the Lodges of the Metropolitan District and he intimated that the matter had been discussed by the General Committee. He proposed that the Secretary be authorised to write to the Grand Secretary stating that while the object had the Lodge's best sympathy, it was found impossible owing to the State of the Lodge's Funds from both the Benevolent and the General Fund. A point of view, to donate a Sum was to the objection question. The motion was seconded by Bro William Hean Findlay and duly carried.

Bro George Short was given Honorary Membership as a mark of his recognition of his past services to the Lodge. Bro Short returned thanks to the RWM and Brethren.

The Bro Secretary read the following reports:

97 Lodge St James Operative 97 St James Operative Lodge No 97 Church Service.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 St Marys Lodge Newbattle Lodge No 1063 Church Service.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 Church Service.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro H L Warden PM attended Northumberland Masters Lodge No 3477 English Constitution.

160 Lodge Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 Bro R B Davidson attended Roman Eagle Lodge No 160

145 Lodge St Stephens No 145 Bro A G Cass attended St Stephens Lodge No 145 Church service.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 The RWM and the Brethren had the pleasure of welcoming:

Bro Dr A S Krishraswarni BA a Member of Camatic Lodge No 2031 Madras English Constitution. Who was invited to convey to his Mother Lodge the sincerest greetings of the Lodge Celtic. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

14th November 1927

The Minutes of the meeting held on the 10th October 1927 were read and confirmed.

The Candidate for the Second Degree was tested and retired.

Bro John Nicol Brown No 53 was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.
Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The RWM drew attention to the Installation of the Grand Master Mason and his Office Bearers and the Festival of St Andrew, to be held in Grand Lodge on Wednesday 30th November 1927 and that application for Tickets had been made and those who wished to go to report to the Bro Secretary.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 Bro R B Henderson WSW reported attendance at Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

12th December 1927

Bro John Nicol Brown No 53 was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

The Nomination of RWM and his Office Bearers were proposed and seconded and forwarded to the Date of Installation on 27th December 1927.
69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro R B Henderson reported his attendance at Dunedin Lodge No 1316.


27th December 1927

 

The minutes of the meeting for Nominations of Office Bearers held on the 12th December 1927 were read and approved.

 

The Annual Certificate, the Charter and a copy of the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Lodge of Scotland were laid upon the Table.

 

The Bro Treasurer submitted the Statement of Accounts for the past Financial Year. The details were held as read and print of the Accounts were issued to each Member.

 

The RWM gave an explanation of the nonrecurring items and on the motion of Bro C L Clark DM seconded by Bro Colonel H L Warden CBE, DSO PM. The Accounts were unanimously adopted and a vote of thanks was awarded to the retiring Treasurer.
Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The RWM then called upon Bro Colonel H L Warden CBE, DSO PM as RWIM to take the Chair as Installing Master he then declared all Offices Vacant.
The Charter was entrusted to the special keeping of the Master.

 

The proposed Office Bearers for 1927 - 1928 list as follows:-

 

RWM

Brother George R Lamont.

DM

Brother John L Anderson.

SM

Brother Robert B Henderson. 

IPM

Brother Charles L Clark.

WSW

Brother William Hean Findlay.

WJW

Brother John Gifford MA.

 

Secretary

Brother Robert Watson.

 

Treasurer

Brother Robert D Masterton.

 

Senior Deacon

Brother Alfred G Cass.

 

Junior Deacon

Brother Fredrick T McLeod.

 

Chaplain

Poet Laureate

Brother William Melville.

Brother Thomas G Brown MC.

D O C

Brother Robert Dunn.

Sword Bearer

Brother James B Bennet.

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother C Maitland Smith CA.

 

Sword Bearer

Brother John Bruce.

Physician

Brother James Wood.

Jeweller

Architect

Organist

Piper

Bible Bearer

Brother R R Stewart.

Brother William Melville.

.Brother James A Smith.

Brother E Roy Tatton.

Brother E T Holland.

Inner Guard

Tyler

Stewards President
 

Brother Robert S Brydon.

Brother William J H Smith.

Brother J P C Smith.

 

Committee

 

 

Brother F A Sibbald.

 

Brother James H Inches IPM.

 

Brother George Crawford.

Brother Colin McGavin.

Brother John Gifford.

 

Brother Lewis A MacRitchie.

 

 

 

Other Committee Members:  First Eight Office Bearers Bro Joseph Inglis, Bro James Wood, Bro George Crawford, Bro Lewis A Mac Ritchie, James Sime Waterston.

 

Committee of Enquiry: RWM, IPM, Secretary, George M Paterson and George R Lamont.

 

Auditors: Bro James T Yeoman and Bro John Gifford.

Bro H L Warden PM attended Dramatic and Arts Lodge No 757 at which he had the pleasure of meeting Bro A M Todman a late Member of the Lodge Celtic who asked to be remembered to the Brethren who were known to him.

The usual Toast were given and replied to.

A Collection was taken on behalf of Grand Lodge Annuity Fund.

A Musical Programme was contributed to by Bro George Campbell, Bro H Brodie, Bro George Short, Bro Pipe Major Duff and Bro William Hean Findlay. Which the Brethren were all pleased.

The Brethren encircled the Room and joined in singing Auld Lang Syne and the National Anthem.

13th February1928

The Lodge was opened in due form by RWM Brother George R Lamont.

The minutes of the General Committee held on 23rd January 1928 were read and confirmed.

The Secretary submitted an application for relief Mrs I U A of Edinburgh widow of the late brother T. A. 

A member of the Celtic Lodge After the case had been fully discussed and all the particulars stated being confirmed by the RWM it was decided to grant the application of £5.00 (Five Pounds) out of the Lodge Funds.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest A letter was received from Grand Lodge was submitted re their desire to make a complete Inventory of archives of Masonic History, and asked that the Celtic Lodge should pass on anything the Lodge may consider appropriate the matter was referred to Brother John L Anderson the secretary to deal with.

The RWM reported the great loss which the country and particular Scottish Freemasonry had sustained in the lamentable death of Earl Haig K T. The secretary was instructed to forward a letter of sincerest sympathy to Lady Haig the brethren of the Lodge were upstanding for a brief period to the memory of our late Brother and to mark this sad event.

The RWM welcomed the visiting brethren and took the opportunity of welcoming to the Lodge Brothers A L White and P G Fox the former of whom had just returned from America, and the latter who was on a visit to Scotland, and had taken the chance to visit his mother Lodge.

Honorary membership of the Celtic Lodge was conferred by the RWM upon Brother George Short in recognition of the many services, which he had carried out on behalf of the Celtic Lodge.

The RWM presented Brother Charles L Clark with the Immediate Past Master’s Jewel and took the opportunity of referring to the many services rendered by Brother Clark and to the very efficient and cordial manner in which he had performed the duties of RWM during the last two years.

The following Applications for membership were submitted:

Mr William Nicol Apprentice Engineer 42 Braid Crescent Edinburgh was Born in Dunfermline 11th June 1907 British Nationality Proposed by Brother Charles L Clark IPM Seconded by Brother George R Lamont RWM.

Mr Henry Ritchie Professional Footballer, 55 Northfield Broadway Edinburgh was Born at Kirkcudbright 18th February 1900. British Nationality Proposed by Brother George R Lamont RWM Seconded by Brother Robert Watson Secretary they were ordered to be placed before the Committee of Enquiry for consideration.

The RWM and the Brethren reported attending the following Sister Lodges:

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 on the occasion of their Burns and Hogg Night.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Dramatic and Arts Lodge No 757, Dunedin Lodge No 1316.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Edinburgh Academy Lodge No 1327.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Greenwood Lodge No 569 Brooklands New York USA. Kilwinning Lodge No 26 SA.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Kings County Lodge No 511 Brooklands New York USA.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Walnut Hills Lodge No ? Cincinnatti; Ohio USA.

The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

12th March 1928

Mr William Nicol No 55 an apprentice Engineer from 42 Braid Road Edinburgh Born in Dunfermline 11th June 1907 British Nationality was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Henry Ritchie a Professional Football Player from 55 Northfield Broadway Edinburgh Born Kirkcudbright 18th February 1900 British Nationality was Made an entered apprentice Mason.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 The Bro Secretary read a letter received from the Bro Treasurer of Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 acknowledging receipt of a Cheque for £25.00 forwarded to him as a first contribution towards the Building Fund of that Lodge and in which was expressed the appreciation of the RWM and Members of the Committee who were dealing with such matter.

9th April 1928

Bros William Nicol No 55 and Henry Richie No 56 were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 A Notice was read regarding a Church Service to be held under the auspices of Kirkliston Midlothian No 482 on Sunday 29th May 1928 and a cordial invitation was extended to the Members of this Lodge.

Reports were given as follows:

97 Lodge St James Operative 97 392 Lodge Caledonian Lodge No 392 St James's Operative Lodge No 97 attended by Bro Charles L Clark IPM and Bro R S Brydon when an address was given by Bro Dougal the Rector of Dollar Academy on Burns as a Freemason.

Bro R B Henderson attended Caledonian Lodge No 392.

14th May 1928

Bro William Nicol No 55 and Bro Henry Ritchie No 56 were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69Bro Secretary read the notice's of Church Services from:

The Kirkliston Maitland Lodge No 482 to be held in Kirkliston Parish Church on Sunday 20th May 1928 at 3.30 pm.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Thistle Lodge No 270 West Calder to be held in West Calder Parish Church on Sunday 10th June 1928 at 3.30 pm to which of Members of the Lodge Celtic would be welcomed.

8th October 1928

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro Henry William Howey an Engineering Surveyor from 39 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh a Master Mason of St David's Lodge No 393 English Constitution Born Heaton Newcastle On Tyne 11th June 1897 Nationality British was made an affiliate Member of the Lodge Celtic.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 An intimation was submitted inviting the Members to a Church Serves to be held in St John's Parish Church Constitution Street Leith on Sunday 21st October 1928 at 3.00 pm under the auspices of Lodge Canongate and Leith Leith and Canongate Lodge No 5 at which it was hoped a number of the Brethren would be present.

Reports were received from:

1029 Lodge Collinton and Currie No 1029 69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro A G Cass he attended Colinton and Currie Lodge No 1029 and Bro R S Brydon attended Abbotsford Lodge No 937. 

12th November 1928

Mr Thomas Kirkwood Currie No 57 a Local Government Officer from 20 Park Avenue Portobello Born Portobello 6th October 1904 Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason.

The Bro Secretary read a notice in Aid of the General Annuity Fund and it was arranged that this would be taken at the Festival od St John to be held on December 1928.

The Bro Secretary read a letter from the Earl of Atholl in connection with the Earl Haig Fund and appealing to the Brethren for financial help in connection with the Tenth Anniversary of the Armistice.

Mary Chapel-1 The Bro Secretary read a letter from the Secretary of the Tercentenary Golf Trophy the McIvor Cup 1928 Tournament in which it was pointed out that the presentation of the Cup would take place on the premises of Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 on the 20th November 1928 it was arranged that Bro R S Brydon and another would attend the function.

10 Lodge Dalkeith Kilwinning No 10 Bro Charles L Clark attended Dalkeith Kilwinning Lodge No 10.

altRWM Bro George R Lamont attended St Andrew's Lodge No 48.

The Lodge was closed in due form.

 27th December 1928

The minutes of the meeting for Nominations of Office Bearers held on the 12th December 1927 were read and approved.

 

The Annual Certificate, the Charter and a copy of the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Lodge of Scotland were laid upon the Table.

 

The Bro Treasurer submitted the Statement of Accounts for the past Financial Year. The details were held as read and print of the Accounts were issued to each Member.

 

The RWM gave an explanation of the nonrecurring items and on the motion of Bro C L Clark DM seconded by Bro Colonel H L Warden CBE, DSO PM. The Accounts were unanimously adopted and a vote of thanks was awarded to the retiring Treasurer.
Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The RWM then called upon Bro H L Warden PM as RWIM to take the Chair as Installing Master he then declared all Offices Vacant.
The Charter was entrusted to the special keeping of the Master.

 

The proposed Office Bearers for 1928 - 1929 list as follows:-

 

RWM

Brother George R Lamont.

DM

Brother John L Anderson.

SM

Brother Robert B Henderson. 

IPM

Brother Charles L Clark.

WSW

Brother William Hean Findlay.

WJW

Brother John Gifford MA.

 

Secretary

Brother L A MacRitchie.

 

Treasurer

Brother Robert D Masterton.

 

Senior Deacon

Brother Alfred G Cass.

 

Junior Deacon

Brother Fredrick T McLeod.

 

Chaplain

Poet Laureate

Brother William Melville.

Brother A L White.

D O C

Brother Robert Dunn.

Sword Bearer

Brother C A Revans.

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother James Bruce Bennet.

 

Sword Bearer

Brother John Bruce.

Physician

Brother R C Cook LDS.

Jeweller

Architect

Organist

Piper

Bible Bearer

Brother D S Graham.

Brother George Dobson Senior..

Brother James A Smith.

Brother E Roy Tatton.

Brother W R McCulloch.

Inner Guard

Tyler

Stewards President

Steward

Steward

Steward
 

Brother Robert S Brydon.

Brother William J H Smith.

Brother J Nicol Brown.

Donald McGregor.

P G Stevenson.

R W Howvey

 

Committee

 

 

Brother F A Sibbald.

 

Brother James H Inches IPM.

 

Brother George Crawford.

Brother Colin McGavin.

Brother John Gifford.

 

Brother Lewis A MacRitchie.

 

 

 

Other Committee Members:  First Eight Office Bearers Bro Joseph Inglis, Bro James Wood, Bro George Crawford, Bro Lewis A Mac Ritchie, James Sime Waterston.

 

Committee of Enquiry: RWM, IPM, Secretary, George M Paterson and George R Lamont.

 

Auditors: Bro F A Sibbald and Bro William R Graham.


The usual Toast were given and replied to.

A Collection was taken on behalf of Grand Lodge Annuity Fund.

 

A Musical Programme was contributed to by Bro George Campbell, Bro H Brodie, Bro George Short, Bro Pipe Major Duff and Bro William Hean Findlay. Which the Brethren were all pleased.

 

The Brethren encircled the Room and joined in singing Auld Lang Syne and the National Anthem.

14th January 1929

Bro Thomas Kirkwood Currie No 57 was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro Robert B Henderson SM attended Abbotsford Lodge No 937 and conveyed greetings.

11th February 1929

Mr James Scotland Rodgers Lamont No 58 a Chartered Accountant from Craigleith Road Edinburgh Born 21st June 1902 in Belfast Nationality British was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The Visitation Committee Examined the Books of the Lodge for the year 1928 and gave their Report.

The RWM referred to the illness of Bro Edward James Inches PM.

11th March 1929

The Minutes of the last Monthly Meeting were read and approved.

The Bro Secretary read a Letter Dated 3rd March 1929 from Bro Colonel Edward James Inches PM thanking the Brethren for their expression of Sympathy with his recent illness.
69 Lodge Alloa No 69 alt Bro Robert B Henderson SM and Bro Robert Watson reported attendance at St David's Lodge No 36 and Dunedin Lodge No 1316 and conveyed greetings. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

8th April 1929

Mr Thomas James Walker No 59 Born 14th December 1903 Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

alt Bro John L Anderson DM reported attendance at St Andrew's Lodge No 48.

8 Lodge Journeyman Masons No 8 160 Lodge Roman Eagle Lodge No 160 Bro George Robson attended Journeyman Masons Lodge No 8 and the Roman Eagle Lodge No 160.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Bro Thomas K Currie reported attendance at St John Fisherrow Lodge No 112 and all returned greetings.

22nd April 1929

Bro Thomas James Walker No 59 was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree. The Lodge was closed in due form and on the 13th May was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

14th October 1929

Bro James Scotland Rodgers Lamont was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.


3rd December 1929

The Lodge was opened in due and solemn form.

The RWM asked the brethren to be upstanding and reported it was with great regret that I have to report the death on the 14th November 1929 of Brother the Right Honourable Lord Blythewood KGVO Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason.

Nothing can be added to the many tributes in the manner in which he carried out the duties of that office. The whole of the Craft mourns his passing and would move that we place on record the great loss sustained by the brethren through his death and our sympathy with Lady Blythewood in her bereavement and sorrow.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 A Ballot was taken on behalf of Brother Richard Johnston Walker Currier, St John’s Lodge 188 Canongate Edinburgh Master Mason of Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151 DOB 23rd March 1880 Linlithgow Nationality British, proposed by Brother George R Lamont RWM seconded by Brother Charles L Clark IPM.

 The ballot was found clear and thereafter Brother Richard Johnston Walker was affiliated and signed the roll.

Brother James Scotland Rodgers Lamont No 58 was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

The Lodge proceeded to the nomination of Office Bearers for the session 1929-30 on the motion of the RWM seconded by Brother Charles L Clark IPM, Brother John Legget Anderson DM, was unanimously elected RWM.

Brother Anderson thanked the brethren for the honour conferred on him and nominated Brother Robert B Henderson as Depute Master.

The recommendation of the committee and for all other offices were submitted the Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

17th December 1929

The minutes of the meeting for Nominations of Office Bearers held on the 3rd December 1929 were read and approved.

 

The Annual Certificate, the Charter and a copy of the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Lodge of Scotland were laid upon the Table.

 

The Bro Treasurer submitted the Statement of Accounts for the past Financial Year. The details were held as read and print of the Accounts were issued to each Member.

 

The RWM gave an explanation of the nonrecurring items and on the motion of Bro C L Clark PM seconded by Bro Colonel H L Warden CBE, DSO PM. The Accounts were unanimously adopted and a vote of thanks was awarded to the retiring Treasurer.
Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The RWM then called upon Bro Charles L Clark PM as RWIM to take the Chair as Installing Master he then declared all Offices Vacant.
The Charter was entrusted to the special keeping of the Master.

 

The proposed Office Bearers for 1929 - 1930 list as follows:-

 

RWM

Brother John L Anderson.

DM

Brother Robert B Henderson.

SM

Brother William Hean Findlay. 

IPM

Brother Charles L Clark.

WSW

Brother John Gifford MA.

WJW

Brother Alfred G Cass.

 

Secretary

Brother Robert S Brydon.

 

Treasurer

Brother Robert D Masterton.

 

Senior Deacon

Brother Robert Dunn

 

Junior Deacon

Brother William Melville.

 

Chaplain

Poet Laureate

Brother William Melville.

Brother A L White.

D O C

Brother Daniel S Graham.

Sword Bearer

Brother C A Revans.

 

Standard Bearer 1

Brother Thomas K Currie.

 

Sword Bearer

Brother John Bruce.

Physician

Brother R C Cook LDS.

Jeweller

Architect

D O Music

Piper

Bible Bearer

Brother D S Graham.

Brother George Dobson Senior.

Brother Robert R Stewart.

Brother E Roy Tatton.

Brother J Bruce Bennet.

Inner Guard

Tyler

Stewards President

Steward

Steward

Steward
 

Brother William R McCulloch.

Brother William J H Smith.

Brother Charles A Revans.

Brother Henry W Howey.

Brother P G Stevenson.

Brother Thomas J Heather

 

Committee

 

 

Brother F A Sibbald.

 

Brother James H Inches IPM.

 

Brother George Crawford.

Brother Colin McGavin.

Brother John Gifford.

 

Brother Lewis A MacRitchie.

 

 

 

Other Committee Members:  First Eight Office Bearers Bro Joseph Inglis, Bro James Wood, Bro George Crawford, Bro Lewis A Mac Ritchie, James Sime Waterston.

 

Committee of Enquiry: RWM, IPM, Secretary, George M Paterson and George R Lamont.

 

Auditors: Bro F A Sibbald and Bro William R Graham.

The usual Toast were given and replied to.

 

A Collection was taken on behalf of Grand Lodge Annuity Fund.

The Brethren encircled the Room and joined in singing Auld Lang Syne and the National Anthem.

7th January 1930

The Minutes of the last Meeting was read and approved.

Mr Thomas Robertson No 60 a Property Agent from 12 Coltbridge Terrace Edinburgh was Born 2nd May 1885 Forth Lanarkshire was made an entered apprentice Mason.

Mr Ellis Robert Millne No 61 a Designer and Engraver No Born 6th October 1902 Aberdeen was made an entered apprentice Mason.

349 Lodge St Clair No 349  69 Lodge Alloa No 69 Reports Bro Alfred G Cass attended St Clair Lodge No 349. RWM Bro John L Anderson attended Dunedin Lodge No 1316.

4th February 1930

Bro Thomas Robertson No 60 and Bro Ellis Robert Milne No 61 were passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

The RWM intimated that at the General Committee Meeting held on the 21st January 1930 that a Whist Drive and Dance would be held early in October 1930 and that a Sub Committee had been appointed to carry out the necessary arrangements. This was agreed to by the Brethren.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 The RWM attended along with a Deputation to Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 on the occasion of their Burns and Hogg night.

4th March 1930

The RWM welcomed Bro William R McCulloch, on his return to the Lodge after a sever illness Bro McCulloch suitably replied.

Mr Ernest Sparham MA No 62 from 12 Buckingham Terrace Edinburgh Born 15th September 1894 Tibsheif Derbyshire.

Grand Lodge of Scotland Crest The Visitation Committee made their report on the Lodge Books.

Bro Colonel Edward James Inches DSO PM presented Bro George R Lamont IPM with a Past Master's Jewel as a token of appreciation of the good work he had done during his reign as RWM.

Bro George R Lamont in a few words thanked the Brethren of the Lodge and said he would cherish and wear it with pride.

Mary Chapel-1 Bro Charles L Clark attended Marys Chapel Lodge No 1 and conveyed fraternal greetings.

alt Bro William J Millar and Bro William H Findlay attended St Andrew's Lodge No 48 at their Burns Celebration.

18th March 1930

The Lodge was opened in due form by IPM Brother George R Lamont.

Other brethren as per attendance book Brother George R Lamont welcomed the visiting brethren Brother George R Lamont in the absence of the RWM Brother John L Anderson this was due to his having been suddenly removed to the Royal Infirmary on the afternoon of the 13th he suffered a severe haemorrhage, and while his condition had been a cause of great anxiety he had that evening ascertained that he was a little better, and hopes for recovery certainly brighter on his motion the secretary was instructed to convey to Mrs Anderson, the sincere sympathy of the brethren on the Illness of Brother Anderson and expressed the hope that he would make a speedy recovery to full health and vigour.

Brother Earnest Sparham No 62 was passed to Fellow Craft Freemason and Brother WM McCulloch was installed as Inner Guard.

The annual McIvor Golf Cup Meeting of Lodge representatives would be held on 18th March 1930 at 19 Hill Street Edinburgh.

Reports the Brethren attended the Funeral Lodge held in Freemasons Hall on the 12th March 1930 in memory of the late Sir Henry Dundas Provincial Grand Master of Midlothian where a most Impressive ceremony was witnessed.

69 Lodge Alloa No 69 alt  Deputations to Lodge Queens Rifles No 1253 on the evening of the 13th March 1930  Brother Robert Watson reported that he had attended the celebration of Sir Walter Scott’s at Lodge St David’s No 36 on the 4th March 1930.

The Lodge was thereafter closed in due and solemn form.

1st April 1930

Bro Thomas Robertson No 60, Bro Ellis Robert Milne No 61, Bro Ernest Sparham No 62 were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Masons.

Bro John Nicol Brown reported that he attended the Annual Meeting of Lodge representatives of the Secretary Golf Trophy the McIver Cup held on the evening of the 18th March 1930 and that the draw in connection with the Tournament for 1930 would take place at a Smoking Concert to be held in Ferguson's and Forrester's on Friday 23rd April 1930 to which Competitors and Masonic friends were invited.

6th May 1930

This was the evening for the Mark Degree and the following Brethren received their Mark Degree:

Bro John Nicol Brown No 53, Bro Thomas Kirkwood Currie No 57, Bro Thomas James Mather No 59, Bro Thomas Robertson No 60, Bro Ellis Robert Milne No 61 and Bro Ernest Sparham No 62.

The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.

12th September 1930

General Committee held in the Old Kitchen St john Street Edinburgh.

The IPM in referring to the Great loss sustained by the Lodge through the death of our beloved Master Brother John L Anderson, paid a tender tribute to his memory to the work done by him for years past for the Lodge, to his magnetic personality and the respect and esteem in which he was held by not only the brethren of the Lodge, but by everyone with whom he came in contact. 

His death was indeed not only a great loss to the Lodge but to the Craft in which he dearly loved Our Thoughts must be with our beloved Masters wife in her moment of sadness.

The meeting was closed with a vote of thanks to the Immediate Past Master for his services to the Lodge.

7th October 1930

Mr David John MacVey No 63 a Motor Salesman from 44 Duddingston Park Portobello Edinburgh was made an entered apprentice Mason.

4th November 1930

Bro David John MacVey was passed to the Fellow Craft Degree.

2nd December 1930

Bro David John MacVey No 63 was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

alt Bro Robert Dunn attended the Rifle Lodge No 1253 and conveyed greetings.

16th December 1930 Installation of Office Bearers.

 

The Annual Certificate, the Charter and a copy of the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Lodge of Scotland were laid upon the Table.

 

The Bro Treasurer submitted the Statement of Accounts for the past Financial Year. The details were held as read and print of the Accounts were issued to each Member.

 

 

 

The RWM then exhibited the Old Celtic Apron and Sash of the Late Bro James Bell which had been presented to the Lodge by Mrs Roxburgh a cousin of the deceased Brother and Wife of R A Roxburgh Esq 16 North Park Terrace Edinburgh, per the hands of Bro E J Inches PM and excepting the same for and on behalf of the Lodge. The RWM instructed the Bro Secretary to write acknowledging said gift, which would be relegated to a place amongst the cherished possessions of the Lodge.

2 LodgeConongate Kilwinning No 2 69 Lodge Alloa No 69 The RWM attended Canongate Kilwinning Lodge No 2 and Dunedin Lodge No 1316 and conveyed greetings. The usual Loyal Toasts were given and received. The Lodge was closed in due and solemn form.