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Meeting of Five Original Mark Lodges
2006 saw a special meeting on Mark Grand Lodge, when at the Royal Albert Hall were ‘Special’ Lodge Banners were presented to:
Bon Accord, Old Kent, Northumberland and Berwick-upon Tweed, Phoenix and Royal Cumberland Mark, the Five Foundation Lodges.
For a number of years the Secretaries of these five Lodges and discussed holding a reunion Meeting of the Banners and W.Bro. Richard Cooper of RCLMMMTI took up the challenge and with the support of the Lodge arranged the first ever ‘Reunion Meeting’ on Saturday 22nd February 2014.
Over 80 Brethren form the five Lodges (and a couple of guests) joined the RWPGM, the PGM of London and Past PGM of London together with our own DPGM to witness a parade of the Banners into the Lodge followed by an outstanding demonstration by the SAMMS team of the Ancient (Royal Cumberland) Ritual.
The day was rounded off by not only a ‘buffet’ lunch but evening of feasting and dancing.
The Lodge got the PGM worked for his supper by acting as the Chaplin for the evening event.
From the proceeds of the evening raffle, sale of commemorative souvenirs and the generosity of the SAMSS team £450 cheque was presented to the PGM for his appeal for the relief of Somerset Flood victim.
The photograph shows the five banners , Worshipful Masters, PGM of Somerset, London, DPGM and the Past PGM of London
Richard Cooper, Secretary Royal Cumberland Lodge MMM TI