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The RWM and Brethren of the Celtic Lodge E & L 291 would like wish everyone the very best in 2017.
The Brethren of the Celtic Lodge 291 would like to wish all who visit our Web Page a Hundred Thousand Welcomes and we encourage all enquiries.
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When we will be welcoming all our usual Brethren and Invited Guests and afterwards to a Harmony in our Thistle Room at Brodie's Close Lawnmarket Edinburgh.

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Douglas Fergie Lyle Brother 18th February 1947

 Candidate’s Name Mr Douglas Fargie Lyle House Painter

 DOB 27th January 1920 Newtongrange 27 Years Old

 Address c/o Hull 29 Hutchison Place Edinburgh

 Proposed By Brother A Johnstone

 Seconded By R Ferguson

 First or Entered 18th February 1947

 Second or Fellow 18th March 1947

 Third or Sublime Degree 7th October 1947

 RWM of the Celtic Brother James Andrew Hiddleston


A Web Page Enquiry from Bro Donald Lyle.


Bro Douglas F Lyle 001 Dear sir and brother, I am a Past Master of Lodge St Servanus 771 in the
Province of Stirlingshire and currently working on family research. I visited
your Lodge many years ago when a junior office bearer and was aware my uncle
Douglas was a member of Celtic. He served in the Black Watch and Long Range
Desert Group in World War 2, was captured on one of the Greek islands and
remained a POW in Lower Saxony, Germany till liberated. He emigrated to New
Zealand but returned to 29 Hutchison Place , Edinburgh , the home of his mother
in law where he died in 1965 aged 45. He proposed his brother in law David Milne
Hall for the craft in 1954.( my mothers brother). David died in 2004 aged 70.
Your lodge is therefore of particular interest to me and I would be grateful if
you could further assist me in my research. I believe my grandfather was in the
craft but as a Police Officer who moved around a great deal I have not been able
to find the lodge he was a member of. I hope he would have attended any of
Douglas's degrees and signed the attendance book and I would therefore be
grateful if you could  verify this for me. His name was John Fargie Lyle and
probably resided at 11 Alderbank Place, Edinburgh at that time. I have noted the
date of your regular meeting on 15th October, and will try to come through if

Yours fraternally,  Donald Ian Lyle.


Bro Donald ang Bro Bill Historian of the Celtic searched the Lodge Minutes Attendance Book and Roll Books while we found some of Bro Donald's Family we unfortunately did not find a trace of his Grandfather. Bro Donald and Bro Joe stayed for the Degree and thereafter an unformal harmony down in the Deacon's House Cafe.

While Bro Donald and I chatted over our Soup and sandwiches Bro Bro Douglas F Lyle 2 001 Donald gave me a Photo and a reference giveto Uncle by a fellow Celtic Brother Andrew Ross of J & R Glen Musical Instrument Makers Bro Andrew was also Great Bag Piper to the Celtic Lodge.


Report By Bro Donald and Bro Bill.

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