Centenary Celebrations

Centenary of Telephone Chapter

E. Comp. Richard Gardiner PGSoj, MetGInsp presenting a ‘Letter of Congratulations’ from the Metropolitan Grand Superintendent to E. Comp. Geoff Cooper, MEZ.

Telephone Chapter No.3301 Centenary

On the 13th February 2015, Telephone Chapter No. 3301 celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Chapter’s Consecration, which took place on 30th November 1914. The Consecrating Officer on that day was E. Comp. Sir Edward Letchworth, the Grand Scribe E.

The Chapter was formed by 14 companions from 9 different chapters, but most were also founders or members of Telephone Lodge No 3301, which had been founded in 1908 by brethren in the telephone industry.

To mark the 100th anniversary, the Chapter was honoured with the presence of E. Comp. Richard Gardiner PGSoj, Metropolitan Grand Inspector, who was accompanied by his escorting officer, E. Comp. Brian Davies, LGCR, MetGStB, with SVO E. Comp. George Dyball, PGStB also in attendance.

A letter of congratulations from the The ME Metropolitan Grand Superintendent Russell John Race was read and presented by E. Comp Gardiner to the Chapter to the acclaim of the Companions.

There were 15 Companions in attendance and a wonderful day was had by all. The meeting was followed by a White Table dinner with lady guests.

Comp. Richard Gardiner also presented the Chapter with a copy of the original petition, courtesy of the Library and Museum at Freemasons’ Hall and a contemporary photograph of the Café Royal, the original meeting place.  The Chapter then presented him with a cheque for £1,000 in aid of the Metropolitan Masonic Charity.

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