The Association of Atholl Lodges celebrated the Tercentenary with an event in Birmingham, on Saturday 6th May, hosted by Athol Lodge 74 at the Severn Street Masonic Hall, the first and oldest meeting place in Birmingham, in the Masonic Province of Warwickshire.
The Association were honoured by the presence of their Grand Patron Sir David Hugh Wootton AGM, escorted by his DC, VW Bro Phillip Purves.
We were also honoured by the presence of W Bro Trevor H Sturt APGM of the Masonic Province of Warwickshire, and many other Grand Officers,we welcomed from far and wide many brethren from other Atholl Lodges.
The Association Banner Party paraded into the Lodge dressed with their traditional Tri-corn hats and white bibs and presented the Banner to the Worshipful Master, which was placed high above the Masters’ chair.
During the meeting addresses were given by our Chairman W.Bro. Geoffrey Abraham, on the History of Atholl Lodges, followed by a talk by W.Bro Clive Moore entitled “The Atholl Legacy”
The Worshipful Master of Athol Lodge 74 W.Bro Anthony Wright then gave a fascinating insight into the history of the Lodge and building, where they have been meeting continuously since 1858.
The evening was completed by a splendid festive banquet in the very impressive dining room adjoining the Temple. All Brethren received a Tercentenary “Atholl Legacy” Booklet and pen.