Lodge Union & Crown 103 250th Anniversary Re-dedication
On Saturday 10th June 2017, The Union & Crown Lodge Glasgow No103, celebrated their 250th anniversary at the Wood Street temple, Glasgow.
RWM Bro Edward A’Hara welcomed a large and distinguished deputation from the Grand Lodge of Scotland, headed on this occasion by Depute Grand Master Bro Ramsay McGhee.
A large deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow was also in attendance. The RWPGM Bro James C Peddie was accompanied by the following brethren:
Andrew Mushet WDPGM,
James McMillan, William Newlands, Alan Cuthill SPGM’s,
Allan Taylor, J.F.Laing, R.G. Neilson, PSPGW’s
William McAdam WJPGW,
Stephen Urie PGDoC,
Angus Sparks Asst PG Secretary,
David Plunkett PG Jeweller,
David Wilson PG Sword Bearer,
Douglas McGhee, Malcolm Murray PG Stewards.
DGM Bro Ramsay McGhee accepted the maul from RWM Bro Edward A’Hara and the office bearers of GLoS took over control of the lodge. Under the direction of the DGM a very meaningful and dignified re-dedication of the lodge was conducted, with the RWM taking the obligation on behalf of his brethren.
The entire congregation was somewhat awed by this ceremony and in particular by the manner in which it was conducted by the GLoS office bearers.
After the return of the maul, RWM Edward A’Hara was fulsome in his praise for DGM Ramsay McGhee and his office bearers from Grand Lodge, who re-iterated his pleasure in being invited along to conduct the ceremony.
Thereafter, the brethren enjoyed very generous hospitality from Lodge 103 and had an extremely enjoyable meal and harmony. At the after-dinner speeches, DGM Bro Ramsay McGhee presented the lodge with a signed portrait of GMM Bro Charles Ian Robert Wolridge Gordon of Esselmont, who had been unable to attend, as he was attending the GMM’s conference in Bucharest.
PGM Bro James C Peddie offered the congratulations from the PGL of Glasgow and thanked the RWM and brethren of Lodge No103 for a very enjoyable afternoon.
The brethren of Lodge No103 donated the entire collection from the meeting to GLoS benevolent fund and the RWM presented the DGM with a cheque amounting to £330.00, which DGM Bro Ramsay McGhee was delighted to receive and thanked everyone for their generosity.