Every year since he was a lad, John Lendon has organised a coach trip to the Annual Investiture meeting at Mark Grand Lodge. The coach starts its journey from Minehead, then on to London via Taunton, Bridgwater, Gordano, then on to Sally Pussy's for breakfast. This year the coach broke down when it had just passed the Hammersmith flyover forcing brethren to use their own initiative to get to the meeting. All arrived safely but some could not be accommodated in Grand Lodge. They had to watch the proceedings from afar and were excluded from the all important vote regarding the increase in dues to Grand Mark Lodge. Despite the problems, all enjoyed the day. The return journey in the repaired coach went without a hitch, via Sally Pussy's of course for an excellent carvery dinner. Thanks to John Lendon for all his hard work.