100 Years and Growing !

This year on Friday May 27th, the lodge celebrated its 100th continuous year, (the ceremony being delayed for two years by the Covid Pandemic).

After a memorable experience in the Temple, the brethren of Southsea Lodge led by WM George Duncan entertained in its usual manner, the Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Bro Jonathan Charles Whitaker, invited distinguished brethren and invited guests from other lodges.

100th Year, Centenary Meeting

The original idea to form Southsea Lodge was made by W.Bro John Adams at a General Purposes Committee meeting of the Portsmouth Lodge No 487 in June 1919.

A meeting was then called on August 5th 1919 at the Masonic Centre in Highbury Street, which resulted in a list of brethren invited to be Founders, and a provisional list of officer was drawn up.

There were a total of 35 Founders, of whom 19 were PM’s of other Lodges, and 16 Brothers. The senior Past Master was invited to be the first WM and was duly elected as WM designate. That was W. Bro Jas Jenkins PPSGD. Draft bye-laws were also drawn up which limited the membership to 100.

This year on Friday May 27th, the lodge celebrated its 100th continuous year, (the ceremony being delayed for two years by the Covid Pandemic).

After a memorable experience in the Temple, the brethren of Southsea Lodge led by WM George Duncan entertained in its usual manner, the Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Bro Jonathan Charles Whitaker, invited distinguished brethren and invited guests from other lodges.

Officers and Brethren of The Southsea Lodge No. 4071 in line ready to receive their Centenary Jewels