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176's 2021 Visit to Croydon

In November 2021 with the Covid restrictions lifted Lodge St Andrew (Denny and Loanhead) No 176 headed south to Croydon to meet up with the Brethren of The Coulsdon Lodge No. 4547 (EC) and carry out an exemplification of the 3rd Degree. It was a very successful degree followed by some excellent harmony, enjoyed by over 120 Brethren.

Members of The Coulsdon Lodge No. 4547 have been visiting Denny on regular basis since the early 1990s. In 2003 the 176 Master at the time Bro. James Dyer led a deputation from Denny to work a demonstration degree as the main attraction at a fund raising “Scottish Night”. It was so successful that Lodge St. Andrew has made bi-annual trips for similar nights ever since. On Friday 12th November 2021 the long standing friendship between the two lodges was formalised in a twinning arrangement sanctioned by The Grand Lodge of Scotland and the United Grand Lodge of England. A demonstration degree was given by the 176 team headed by RWM Brother James L.R. Wilson and followed by a festival dinner attended by 120 Brethren.

Below are some image from the weekend. .Click image to enlarge

176 Croydon 
Members of Coulsdon 4547 and St. Andrew No. 176 are
pictured in the Croydon Masonic Centre
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RWM and Auld Moaner (Almoner)
at Grahamston ready for departure 
Treasurer having had his first dram
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RWM in great form rarin' to go

PM Stringer Strang as usual at the
coo's tail but he made it
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Bro Bill Caughie accepts
a clootie dumpling made by
Bro Gordon Blair 176
Sec Archie chills after great
organization getting everyone
down south safely
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The Brethren sit down for the
"Last Supper"


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WM Coli Moules wonders
"what am I in for tomorrow? 
Early Friday morning in
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The boys dress up well fo 176  0098 dinner awaits 
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RWM In charge  SD, Treasurer, DOC. chill out on
Croydon hospitality 



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