On Tuesday 7th February 2017, eight members of the Wyggeston Lodge visited the Royal Yorkshire Lodge No. 265 on what has become an annual event. The members included those who had been before and a number of young masons who have visited very few lodges.
Bro. Peter Clarke, who is the Secretary of the Wyggeston Lodge, is also a member of the Royal Yorkshire Lodge which he joined after finishing university and relocated back to his home town. The Royal Yorkshire Lodge was formed in 1788 and has met in Keighley since its consecration. The business of the evening was to install Bro. Edgar as Master and to celebrate the festival of St John the Evangelist who is also the Patron Saint of Freemasonry.
The meeting was particularly well attended and Bro. Peter Clarke was appointed Organist once again. The Master Bro. Edgar said: “It was fantastic to see so many young masons visiting other lodges”. Bro. Ian Player from Wyggeston Lodge added: “It was great to visit another lodge particularly as the ceremony was very different”.
The meeting was concluded by an excellent festive board. Bro. Peter Clarke described it as “an excellent meeting” and looks forward to welcoming the members of the Wyggeston Lodge to a future meeting.