Installation at Perpetual Friendship, no 135

The Installation Ceremony took place at Bridgwater Masonic Hall on 2nd October 2017. The Chapter was opened by MEZ, E Comp Richard Teague, and when a report was heard on the door and E Comp Adrian Halliwell, PrDGDC, requested admission. He reported that E Comp Alan Holton, Deputy Grand Superintendent was without, accompanied by two Supreme Chapter officers and two Prov Officers, and he demanded admission. An escort column was formed and retired. E Comp Alan was then received into the chapter and was greeted by MEZ and proffered the Sceptre which was rapidly returned.

E Comp Norman Hucker then gave a Eulogy for E Comp Graham Walker, PPrGSN, an Honorary Member of 135. Companions stood to order in respect of departed merit.

The Minutes for the previous Meeting were confirmed and the main event then took place – to Induct </ul> This was excellently by E Comp Richard and was followed by the appointment and investment of Officers, several companions were absent and would be invested at a later date.

E Comps Barrie Crow, J, Tony Knight, MEZ, and Terry Joyce, J.
E Comp Alan Holton, DepGS, and E Comp Clive Lambert, 2nd Prov Grand Principal with the Principals of 135

A Ballot was taken for the Exaltation of W Bro Stuart Morgan, a Past Master of Admiral Blake Lodge, which proved clear.

E Comp Alan Holton the presented a Grand Chapter Certificate to Comp Jeffrey Searle.

After the Risings the Chapter was closed in peace and harmony and the companions adjourned downstairs for the Festive Board sampling pate, chicken and seasonal veg followed by treacle tart or cheese and biscuits. The Dining Hall has been extensively redecorated and depicts photographs form bygone times of Bridgwater.

A very pleasant evening was had by all.

The 3 Principals