Just by examining the above Golden Jubilee Festival brochure leaves little doubt it must have been a splendid occasion being our installation meeting and celebration of 50 years…
You will see the dining menu included in the main course Game Chips, Roast & Boiled Potatoes and a bread sauce; you would certainly not leave hungry!
Unusual to our festive boards today, there were after dinner toasts to the Installing Master as well as individual toasts to both the Past Masters & Officers of the Lodge.
W. Bro Edgar Whittle directed the Musical programme; was he a musician or did he have a connection to musical artists? - We could find no information regarding Heather Buckland (the Soprano) or Winifred Took (the Accompanist) but did discover that Henry Lutman (that superb tenor) had a musical career spanning some 35 years working with known names at that time, Tommy Trinder, Ivor Novello and the early careers of Reg Varney and Bill Pertwee. He also ran his own summer shows at Bognor, Mablethorpe, Gorleston on Sea and Minehead.
Finally, check out the signatures at the rear to which the majority were in pencil! - The first signature is that of the Deputy PGM W Bro. Sir Frederick Senier.
The brochure was among several items of memorabillia belonging to Harry Fozard our Worshipful Master during 1939.
Our Centenary Festival brochure below is slightly smaller and is a little lack lustre compared to our Golden Jubilee brochure.
The meeting was additional to our regular five annual meetings and was honoured with the presence of the PGM at that time, R.W. Bro Lieut.-Col Sir Neil Thorne.
You will see also the dining menu although four course was light with two courses of fish.
The entertainment ‘Two’s Harmony’ was Stephanie Wilson with Paul Tarrant who sung a selection of songs from shows current and past. Paul had been a regular visitor to our lodge over several years lending his voice to the Masters Song.
Festival Brochures for our “Golden Jubilee Meeting” held during 1948
and also our “Centenary Festival” held during 1998
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