Clarence Lodge 2386 celebrated their 125th Anniversary yesterday with aplomb. A near to capacity Lodge room listened intently to George Mann APGM address Members and guests from the floor of the Lodge when he spoke of their rich history and wished them well for the future. Clarence Lodge was formed mostly by Military personnel from the Lodge of Independence 721 in just 3 months from the time of their first meeting to their Consecration, something unheard of today. It was at a time when Chester had cobbled streets, horse drawn trams, gas lights and its own Police Force and Prison. To mark the occasion the Lodge purchased two Alms Collection pouches embroidered with the Lodge Name and celebration milestone. At the Festive Board everyone received a 125 year celebration cake and were entertained to a series of humorous and witty toasts lead by a number of prominent guests.
The Province of Cheshire wish Clarence Lodge well as they continue to write another chapter in their rich history of work in Chester.
Pictured here are the Master Tom Lewis flanked by Lodge Wardens, Present and Past Assistant Provincial Grand Masters, George Mann APGM, Mike McGarva, Chris Macdonald and Mike Whittingham all Past Cheshire APGM’s.