100 years ago: Lodge meeting in April 1914

The Lodge held its 36th Meeting of the Lodge on Friday 17th April 1914 at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester and was opened at 7pm.

There were a total of 25 members and 10 visitors in attendance.

The Master, WBro T Pitcairn Shearer, a Lodge Founder, presided over the meeting which saw Bro Lapraik passed to the Second degree. Bro Lapraik was Initiated the month before, and eventually Installed as Master of the Lodge in 1923. He remained a member of the Lodge for 49 years until his death in 1953.

Grand Lodge Certificates were presented to Bros Allen and Lee who were Initiated in September and November 1913 respectively.

An appeal for a subscription by the members to the Masonic Girls School and the National Institute for the Blind were made.

Bro Flockton proposed a Mr Thomas Beedle, a 37 year old Commercial Traveller residing in Leicester, as a Candidate for Initiation into the Lodge.

The Lodge was closed at 8.10pm.

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