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Member Fredrick William Bridgman Master Mason 24th July 1851

  Candidate’s Name Mr Fredrick William Bridgman

 DOB 1829 22Years Old

 Address 54 Fredrick Street Edinburgh

 Proposed By Brother McDowell

 Seconded By Brother Sotires Georgiades

 First or Entered 24th July 1851

 Second or Fellow 12th August 1851

 Third or Sublime Degree 12th August 1851

 RWM of the Celtic Brother John A Fraser

3rd April 1891

Freemasons Hall George Street Edinburgh This being the first meeting being held of our lodge in Freemasons hall.

The Lodge was opened in due form by the RWM Brother Henderson Brother Hall SW Brother Edwards acting JW and brethren as per attendance book The minutes of former meetings were read The lodge was Raised to the Degree of Master Mason and Brothers Dowsitt-Hanson- Southard and Simpson who had been Entered Passed were Raised to the sublime Degree of master mason according to Ancient form by brother Henderson RWM Brother Bridgman Presided at the Piano and played several tunes during the evening Brother Grant also played the organ with great acceptance and Brother Lumsden sang several old Scottish Songs and thereafter the lodge was closed in due form by RWM.

27th December 1892 Albert hotel The brethren of the Celtic Lodge were deeply saddened to here of the illness of brother Bridgman Poet Laureate of the lodge in his sever illness which has since proved fatal and will be sadly missed not only by the Celtic Lodge but all Masons who new our Brother. Brother Bridgman’s name has been placed on the roll of the Grand Lodge above.Please see extracts from our History:-25th January 1893, 24th March 1893, 31st March 1893, 28th April 1893, 25th May 1894 and 26th October 1894. It must be said that the Honour and Memory of Brother Fredrick William Bridgman, is still held in very high regard To-Date and I am sure from the Grand Lodge above  Brother Bridgman forgives both Lodges for this Mystic understanding. wjrb.