Peace shattered in Felixstowe on 12th April 2017

In something resembling a scene from the Wild West a large raiding party from Felix United Service Lodge made an unprovoked attack on an unsuspecting Felix Lodge and “Claimed the Gavel”. The Master of Felix, Richard Harvey, was unfortunately absent having been taken ill just a few days before but his stand-ins, at very short notice, WBro. Robert Smith and WBro. Steve McDade conducted a splendid ceremony of raising for Bro Graham Popple.

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The Travelling Gavel comes home to British Union!

Travelling Gavel was originally presented to British Union Lodge no. 114 in December 1994 by W/Bro. Ronald E. Adams of Ipswich Endeavour Lodge No. 169 that meets in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

On Friday 13th May 2016, ten members of British Union visited Christchurch Lodge No. 6829 to try and regain it – and we did!

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Court Knoll claim the Gavel for the first time

On 27th November, thirteen members of Court Knoll visited Brett Valley in Hadleigh along with a further seventeen guests to witness the Passing of Bro. Dale Avis in the presence of the Deputy PGM David Harries. The packed temple enjoyed a superb ceremony, in particular Mac Speake the Senior Deacon who guided Bro. Avis and WBro Howarth who treated everyone to a stirling explanation of the Second Degree Tracing Board deserve a special mention.

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