The Lodge enjoyed an excellent Ladies’ evening at the College on Friday 28th March. 73 members and their guests, more than in recent years, sat down to a very good meal excellently served by the College caterers who had really worked hard to make it a special evening for us. The Lodge was particularly pleased to have Mary Rumney as a guest.
The Worshipful Master,W.Bro Peter Best (aka Robin Hood) and his lady Marian entertained us, and were entertained by a barely judicious reminisce of his time at the school by W.Bro.John Rogers who proposed the toast to Brighton College. Simon Smith, Deputy Head, replied and described current life in school as very different but still as stimulating and successful. His brief overview of the College’s progress in recent years was very gratifying and of considerable interest to those present.
W.Bro. Peter Cockburn proposed the toast to the Ladies and though not singing the Ladies song he recited a version not often used in Masonic circles. It seemed to go down very well. Marian Best replied with characteristic wit and tales of two previous occasions on which she had been required to respond to the Ladies toast in 1968 and 1986.
Those who were unable to attend missed a great evening attended on this occasion by a whole table of brethren and friends under 35!