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Reponing of the Celtic Lodge 20th January 1921

  The Celtic Lodge

Edinburgh and Leith No 291

On the Roll of the Grand Lodge of Scotland

                                                             Members Affiliate Members Honorary Members


                                                                       St John’s Chapel St John Street

                                                                         20th January 1921 at 7-30 pm

                                                                                Official Visitation

                                                                                  for Reponal of

                                                                             Lodge Celtic No 291

Present as Follows:-

Brother Joseph Inglis Past Grand Warden Chairman of the Metropolitan V C

Brother David Reid           Grand Secretary

Brother Edward A Chisholm Grand Treasurer

Brother George Crawford Past Grand Deacon

Brother Peter Smellie Past Grand Bard

Brother John A Forrest

Brother James Sime Waterston Grand Bible Bearer

Brother A Ernest Miller

Brother A J Ramsay P G M Forfarshire

Brother William Laing Grand Lodge Officer

         Representing the Grand Lodge of Scotland

     Visiting Brethren Representing Lodges as Follows:-

Brother T S Muir Past Master Canongate Kilwining No 2

Brother Archibald Milne RWM Marys Chapel No 1

Brother John B Peden RWM Canongate Kilwining No 2

Brother Edward J Inches Grand Jeweller

Brother Thomas Bogie RWM Journeyman Masons No 8

Brother Alexander Todd RWM  St Clair’s No 349

Brother John Bowers Past Master St Kentigern No 429

Brother Samuel Begg RWM Trafalgor No 223

Brother Thomas Renwick RWM The Rifle Lodge No 405

Brother William Elliot Past Master Canongate Kilwining No 2

Brother Alfred A Arbuthnot Murray Past Master Canongate Kilwining No 2

Brother W Weir Past Master Canongate Kilwining No 2

Brother W Lindsey Past Master Edinburgh St Andrew No 48

Other Brethren as Per Attendance Book

The Celtic Lodge had not met for some time and in laying the Celtic Lodge Charter of 1821 on the table Brother Inglis read the following endorsement written thereon by Grand Secretary Brother David Reid:-

This is certify that Grand Lodge at the Quarterly Communication held on the 5th day of August 1920 passed the following resolution ;

That the Order of suspension passed on the Celtic Lodge Edinburgh and Leith No 291 David Reid

Grand Secretary

Freemasons Hall Edinburgh 20th January 1921

Brother Joseph Inglis then declared Lodge Celtic Edinburgh and Leith No 291 Reponed to its’ place on the Grand Roll of Scotland and proceeded to appoint the following Office Bearers:-

Brother Peter Smellie PM St David’s Lodge No 36 W Senior Warden

Brother James Sime Waterston PM Canongate Kilwinning No 2 W Junior Warden

Brother A Ernest Miller PM Marys Chapel No 1 Senior Deacon

Brother Arthur J Ramsay PGM Forfarshire Junior Deacon

Brother William Laing Grand Lodge Officer Junior Deacon

Apologies For Absence :-

Brother Colonel H L Warden-Bro Sir Richard Machie-Bro J Girdwood RWM Edinburgh Defensive Band No 151-Bro Richard Bell RWM  Lodge Abbotsford No 937-Bro A J McCabe RWM Lodge Waverley No 597-Bro Sir Francis Davies KCB-

Bro James Watson Grand Marshal-Bro George S Begg- Bro J A Wilson RWM St Andrew No 48-Bro W S Malloch RWM Lodge Dramatic and Arts No 757-Bro Allan McNeil IPM Canongate Kilwining No 2

Candidate’s for Affiliation of Reponed Signatory Members of the Celtic Lodge 291 Brothers are as Follows:-

Bro Joseph Ingles Bro Edward J Inches Bro J S Muir Bro George Crawford

Bro J Gardiner Allen Bro John P Penden Bro Lewis A MacRitchie Bro J D Fenden

Bro John L Anderson Bro William G Middelton G H Paterson Bro James P Dunn

Bro R Sinclair Bro Andreu J Neil Bro R F Middlemass  Bro George R Lamont

Bro John Bethune Bro J S Barher Bro John Carrick Bro A A Arbuthnot Murray

Bro J Fleming Robertson Bro James Dorward Bro William Short

Bro William Elliot Bro George J Owens Bro R Selcraig Murray Bro W Weir

Bro J A Mc William Bro Walter Murray Bro R R Stewart Bro James Slone

Bro W Hean Findlay Bro James P MacPherson Bro M W Hunter

Bro James Sime Waterson Bro Clark and Bro W Lindsay

The Lodge Passed and Raised the Charter and a copy of the constitution and Laws of Grand Lodge of Scotland were laid on the table the Lodge then proceeded to the election of Office Bearers On the motion of Brother James Wood an Old Member of the Celtic Lodge seconded by Brother James Sime Waterston Brother

Lieutenant Colonel Edward J Inches DSO DL JP was unanimously elected Right Worshipful Master and Installed into the Chair of Solomon thereafter the following brethren were elected and Installed to the following Offices:-

Brother H L Warden Substitute Master

Brother G M Paterson Senior Warden

Brother George R Lamont Junior Warden

Brother John L Anderson Secretary

Brother J S Baker Senior Deacon

Brother R F Middlemiss Junior Deacon

Brother W Hean Findlay Inner Guard

Brother A G Cass Organist

Brother James Wood Physician

Brother William Short Steward

Brother W H Concha Tyler

Committees as Per Minute Book page 267 20th January 1921

The RWM Thanked the RW Installing Masters and Members of the Visiting Committee for Reponing the Celtic Lodge and RW Installing Master for the dignified and Impressive manner in which he had carried through the Ceremony

The Lodge was Thereafter closed in due and solemn form by RWM Brother Edward J Inches.