Scotland Grand Lodge Visit

A visit to St Margret’s Lodge & The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland

November 29 2023

Five members of St Osyth’s Priory Lodge 2063 planned to fly from Stanstead Airport, due to illness W Bro. John Hazleton had to drop out at the last moment due to illness. So only four members joined the flight from Stansted to Edinburgh.  W.  Bro Jim Wagg, Bro Tony Wicken, Bro Ray Goodey and Bro Les Chapmen.

On our flight it came to our attention that this was Les Chapmans first flight, because of brotherly love and chats to the aircrew, it was not only the first flight for Les, but he ended up in the pilot’s seat, this started our trip in good humour.

We arrived at our hotel in Queensbury in time for a meal and was meet by our friends from St Margret’s Lodge 548, to confirm our visit in the evening to St Margret’s Lodge.  We had a great time that evening with a demonstration of a Scottish Rites second degree.  After which the host looked after us like to a very high standard.  We confirmed our plans for our visit to the Grand Lodge of Scotland the following day for the Installation of the officials of Scotland’s Grand of Ancient Free and Accepted Freemasons Hall which was followed by a meal for nearly six hundred people at the Edinburgh O2 Academy on the 30 November 2023. Not to mention the display given by Bagpipe and Drums band.

December 1st 2023

Our return trip back home to sunny Clacton on Sea.

Category: Masonic interest
Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.