Celebrating 300 years

WINCHESTER CELEBRATES ITS BOOMING ‘ECONOMY’

Friday, 16 September 2011
Lodge of Economy No. 76, marked its 250th anniversary with a ceremony at Guildhall Winchester attended by almost 250 brethren

The ceremony began with the dedication of a new lodge banner, followed by a talk tracing the Economy’s history. Former mayor David Sermon, a Past Master of the lodge, presented a copy of his book about the lodge, Men, Not Walls, Make the City, to the current mayor of Winchester.

Peter Small, the only member who also attended the 200th anniversary meeting, was given an engraved firing-glass to mark 50 years in masonry. Also present were Provincial Grand Master Michael Wilks, his Chaplain, the Reverend Bill Whitfield, and Director of Ceremonies Ian Preece.

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