ISSUE 17, April 2006
Editorial
Historic: The Brother who designed the Spitfire
Travel: The charm of Kerala
Grand Lodge: Pro Grand Master's speech and Quarterly Communication
Public Relations: Hottest spot in town
International: Emulation in Bulgaria and Mauritius takes a leap forward and Hungary's Royal Arch library
Library & Museum: Recent acquisitions
Masonic Bibles: Lodges and their Bibles
    Royal Masonic Girls' School: My thanks to the Freemasons
Holocaust: The Count of Auschwitz
Education: International conference on the history of Freemasonry and Events
Specialist Lodges: Masonry universal - via radio
Masonic Charities: Grand Charity continues to help those in need and New Masonic Samaritan Fund and Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution and Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys
Grand Charity: The Tsunami - one year on and Important Gift Aid information
Letters, Book Reviews, and Gardening

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As part of a programme agreed between the Supreme Grand Chapter of England and the Symbolic Grand Lodge of Hungary, aimed at supporting the expansion of the Royal Arch, two English Chapters Cockfosters No. 6883 and Heston No. 4888 were given permission last year to hold future meetings in Budapest, and since that time they have attracted a large number of local candidates.
    These newly exalted Companions are keen to learn as much as possible about the Order, so that they can satisfy their own curiosity and improve their ability to attract and retain new members.
    To help sow the seeds of such a Royal Arch Library in Budapest, furnished with English documents, an appeal has been launched to enlist the support of Companions, particularly in England and Wales.
    There has been an almost total absence of information about this subject in Eastern Europe for some 50 years for reasons of which we are all painfully aware. As a result, we are starting off with virtually no literature and no Masonic bookshops.
    Through this appeal, we are hoping to gather in a wide range of material including books, pamphlets, papers and talks. Many Freemasons in England and Wales have duplicate copies of such items, which they may not need, and others have inherited such material from former Companions.
    If anyone has anything which they would like to donate to this new library, then please give me a call on 020 8668 3753. In this way, they can help support the growth of the Royal Arch in Eastern Europe and their names will certainly be remembered in the Book of Benefactors.



E Comp Paul Calderwood of Cockfosters Chapter hands a book to E Comp Tamas Korosvolgyi representing the Hungarian library


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