ISSUE 20, January 2007
Editorial
Historic: Dr Thomas Barnardo - children's saviour
Travel: South African journey
London Gala Evening: Royal Masonic Variety Show
Centenary Celebrations: Scouting's milestone
Quarterly Communication: Speech by the Pro Grand Master and Report of the Board of General Purposes
Supreme Grand Chapter: Speech by the Pro 1st Grand Principal and Report of the Cttee of General Purposes
Library and Museum: Facets of Fraternity
   Specialist Lodge: Internet Lodge - Masonry on the Web
Special Events: Spamalot and the Alternative Hair Show at Grand Lodge
Freemasons' Hall: ADelphi System - A computer revolution
Mark Master Masons: Duke of Kent at 150th anniversary
Breeches Bible: A Lodge locker's secret
Masonic Arboretum: Planting an idea
Education: Events and The hoodwink
Masonic Charities: RMTGB and Grand Charity and Legacy appeal and RMBI and NMSF
Letters, Book reviews, Gardening

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Metropolitan and Provincial Lodges
As in previous years copies will be dispatched direct to secretaries of Lodges.
Lodges Abroad
Sufficient copies will be dispatched to District Grand Secretaries for distribution to Lodges in the Districts. Lodges abroad not in a District will receive their copies direct.
Prestonian Lectures for 2007
The Board has considered applications for the delivery of the official Prestonian Lectures in 2007 and has decided that these should be given under the auspices of the following: Reading Lodge of Union No. 414 (Berkshire), Lodge Faith No. 2438 (Suffolk), North London Installed Masters Lodge No. 9784 (London), District Grand Lodge of Bombay and Northern India.
    The Lecturer, RW Bro Dr. R.B.F. Khambatta, PDistGM, Pakistan, states that the title of the Lecture will be The Grand Secretaries 1813-1980.
Amalgamations
The Board has received reports that the following Lodges have resolved to surrender their Warrants:
    New Hall Lodge No. 5940 in order to amalgamate with Carnarvon Lodge No. 2376 (West Lancashire); Noyna Lodge No. 6447 in order to amalgamate with Colne Lodge No. 4402 (East Lancashire); Lodge of Loyal Companions No. 6993 in order to amalgamate with Lambhythe Lodge No. 6763 (London); St Lawrence Lodge No. 7227 in order to amalgamate with Runcorn Lodge No. 4214 (Cheshire) and Lodge of Contentment No. 8050 in order to amalgamate with St Augustine Lodge No. 6273 (London).
    The Board recommendation that the Lodges be removed from the register in order to effect the respective amalgamations was approved.
Erasure of Lodges
The Board has received reports on 23 Lodges that have closed and have surrendered their Warrants. The Lodges are:
    Unity Lodge No. 1868 (East Lancashire), Hardman Lodge No. 1948 (East Lancashire), Egerton Lodge No. 2132 (Cheshire), Leyton Lodge No. 2626 ( London), Lord Stanley Lodge No. 2891 (East Lancashire), Sincerity Lodge No. 3120 (East Lancashire). Britannic Lodge of Madeira No. 3683 (London), Tuscan Lodge No. 4206 (East Lancashire), Prince Arthur Lodge No. 4508 (East Lancashire), Festina Lente Lodge No. 4587 (Cheshire), Hazeldene Lodge No. 4681 (East Lancashire), Oak Hill Lodge No. 4765 (East Lancashire), Reverence and Utility Lodge No. 4956 (East Lancashire), Charlton Park Lodge No. 5253 (London), Grovelands Lodge No. 5692 (Hertfordshire), Alpha Lodge No. 6480 (East Lancashire), Ashlar Lodge No. 6714 (Cheshire). Tudor Rose Lodge No. 7590 (West Lancashire), Seymour Lodge No. 7624 (Middlesex), Adelaide Lodge No. 7991 (East Lancashire), Old Buckwellians Lodge No. 8326 (Essex), Disciplina Lodge No. 8889 (Sussex) and Vale of Derwent Lecture Lodge No. 9051 (Durham).
    Over recent years, the Lodges have found themselves no longer viable.
    The Board is satisfied that further efforts to save them would be to no avail and therefore has no alternative but to recommend that they be erased. A Resolution to this effect was approved.

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