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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Travelling Gavel Gets Knocked Down to Brett Valley

On 10th October, 13 brethren from Brett Valley and 9 from Priory came to Christchurch to launch their challenge for its ownership.

The rules state that a minimum of seven brethren from the same lodge must be present to entitle them to throw down a challenge. In the event of two or more lodges making a claim on the same night, the lodge with the greater number of members present is deemed successful.

On this occasion the rules gave Brett Valley the edge.

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