The Lodge met in the Horden Room on March 20th when they were both informed and entertained by a short talk given by one of our Honorary members W.Bro Chris Apps (H, A. 1942-46) entitled “Brighton College at war 1940-1945”. This talk gave a fascinating insight into college life during the war, combined with some personal memories of the time. The talk was well received by all who were present, and some might have liked to have heard more. After the meeting the members met for pre-dinner drinks in the recently opened Simon Smith building, located in the Woolton Quad and a superb five course dinner served with wines and port, which was rounded off with the usual toasts and speeches that the occasion required.
The Lodge next met on the 7th of June again in the Horden Room, when we were privileged to carry out a third degree ceremony for Arthur Jolly Lodge. This ceremony was excellently carried out by W.Bro Peter Cockburn (S. 1959-64) assisted by V.W.Bro Grahame Carr (A. 1953-56) and W.Bro Richard Lynch-White, with the traditional history being given by W.Bro R. Newton, from Hertfordshire. W.Bro Adrian Latham was elected Master for the ensuing year to general acclaim.
After the meeting the members retired to the school dining room where dinner was served to 46. Numerous visitors from Brighton and elsewhere were suitably impressed by the College’s facilities.
The next planned event, the Master’s Summer Barbeque, has had to be cancelled owing to the pub where they were due to meet being burnt down. The next meeting of the Lodge which is the Installation Meeting of the new Master will be on August 21st 2012.