Forty years of fraternity
Two lodges have celebrated 40 years of fraternal visits – Mercurius Lodge, No. 7507, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and Saint Kew Lodge, No. 1222, in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Visits between the lodges began when Tony Hiram, then of Cheltenham, was initiated into Mercurius before retiring to Weston-super-Mare and joining Saint Kew. They took place until 1973, when the fraternal visits began. At the 40th anniversary, Saint Kew was presented with an inscribed statuette of Mercury, winged messenger of the gods.