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13 RWM Brother John Alexander Fraser 30th 31st RWM 1850-1852

Brother  John Alexander Fraser Right Worshipful Master 1850-1852

Brother Robert Murray PM

Brother Andrew Murray IPM

Brother William Donaldson DM

Brother C Kidd SM

Brother William Ireland SW

Brother C Jockel JW

Brother Tinsley Treasurer

Brother Fitz Strathern Secretary

Brother Ferguson Chaplain

Brother Miller Physician

Brother J  A Taylor SD

Brother Logie JD

Brother Edge SB

Brother Piper PL

Brother Erchard Archt

Brother McNiven GS

BrotherMc Nees IG

Brother W Bryce OG

Brother McSwayde Piper


27th December 1850

Bro John Alexander Fraser More Lodge Photos 058 Presented this wonderful Skull and Bones handle with Silver and Black Sheath Dirk / Dagger on the Date of his Installation on 27th December 1850 with the inscription RWM as an acknowledgement of kindness received from the Members of the Lodge. This Dagger is still used to-date 26th 09 2013 and will be used on Saturday the 28th 09 2013 on the occasion of the Installation of our New RWM Brother Gordon Yeoman Honorary Member, Affiliated Member and now RWM Bro Gordon follows in his Father's footsteps, Bro Sid Yeoman PM and in November this year Bro Sid will celebrate 60 years in Freemasonry.

 17thApril 1851

A report of proceedings of the Celtic Deputations who went to Glasgow on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of the Victoria Bridge took their passage by railway to the City of Glasgow Brother Donaldson Depute Master Brother Kid Substitute Master Brother Ireland JW Brother C Jockel JW Brother Tinsley treasure Brother McCartney Caldwell acting Poet Laureate Brother Duncan Stewart SD Brother Victor Blanc Physician Brother William Love acting Chaplain Brother Mac Nivan Grand Steward Brother Murray Grand Sword bearer Brother Bryce Grand Tyler They assisted Grand Lodge Brother J T Church Standard Bearer Brother Fred Carter acting Secretary Brother Campbell Architect Brother G Parker Jeweller Brother Robertson Inner Guard Brother Hume carried the mallet and tools the Celtic deputation assembled in the Albert Hotel where they had an excellent lunch They then clothed themselves with emblems of innocence ornamented with Royal Tartan and adorned with the jewels of their respective offices representing Astronomy Architecture Geometry Literature and other sciences professed by the craft The deputation were formed into regular order under the able command of the Depute Master then they joined the ranks of the great host of the Free Masons headed by His Grace the Duke of Athole Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason of Scotland The apron’s army of peace amounted to amazing number of 3,800 composed of brethren from many lodges They walked in Grand procession from the ancient Cathedral of St Mongo to Stockwell Street a distance of two miles accompanied with several bands of music and innumerable flags and banners an immense crowd of spectators amounting to up wards of 250,000 persons from the neighbouring Towns and Counties attended to witness this imposing ceremony and the multitude cheered The Caledonian Railway Lodge being the youngest Lodge on the list walked in front Four other junior Lodge followed then the Celtic Lodge arrayed in their superb Celtic Dress and Flags Brother Donaldson PM having been equipped in Highland Grab and Jewels along with various orders of High Masonic ranks moved in procession The foundation stone of the Victoria Bridge was laid with scientific correctness by His Grace the Duke of Athole amidst flourishing of trumpets and great acclamation to the honour of the craft and to the entire satisfaction of Civil Judicial and all other public bodies assembled on this extraordinary occasion and such a magnificent demonstration of free Masonry never before witnessed in the City of Glasgow In the afternoon 18 Celtic brethren dined sumptuously by themselves in the Albert Inn and in the evening they attended the festival by Provincial Grand Lodge in the west In conclusion the Celtic deputation were highly gratified with the proceedings in Glasgow.

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