Travelling Gavel returns to Brett Valley once again

On 5th October fourteen Brett Valley members made the long and arduous journey from Hadleigh to Priory Lodge in Sudbury. They were warmly welcomed by the new WM Steven Ray in the temple and settled back to enjoy the initiation of Mr Richard Brand. An excellent ceremony unfolded, in particular Bro. Stephen Martin-Halls the Junior Deacon doing a wonderful job in firstly guiding the candidate around the temple and then presenting the working tools. On restoring himself to his personal comforts Bro Brand received the Charge from W.Bro. Andrew Robson in a really nice, warm manner.

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Priory regain the Gavel

The Festive Board of Magna Carta’s 400th meeting was enlivened by a competitive claiming of the Travelling Gavel by the members of Priory Lodge who just beat Solea Lodge in having 15 visitors to Solea’s 14. Priory’s rendition of Old McDonald’s Farm was interesting and enlivened by an authentic impersonation of a chicken from Peter Thorogood.

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Magna Carta raid the Travelling Gavel

On 27th April ten members of Magna Carta  travelled to Brett Valley in Hadleigh to raid The Travelling Gavel, this visit organised by W.Bro. John Pitcher, who incidently is a member of both lodges, was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all those present. After watching  a Ceremony of Raising in Brett Valley’s lovely medieval temple all the brethren sat down to the usual lively Brett Valley festive board at which a total of 57 brethren dined.

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