Thackeray Lodge
No 730

The Lodge meets at the Masonic Hall, Albert Road, Clevedon BS21 7RN at 19.00 on the first Monday in February, April, October (Installation) and December.

Next Meeting; Monday 5th December at 7.00pm. Ceremony - Elevation, candidate Andy Wade.
Officers of the Lodge - appointed 3rd October 2011.
Worshipful Commander
Senior Warden
Junior Warden
Chaplain
Treasurer
Scribe
Director of Ceremonies
Almoner
Senior Deacon
Junior Deacon
Assistant D of C
Organist
Assistant Scribe
Guardian
Stewards



Warder

Past Commanders of the
Thackeray Lodge of RAM No 730

1982 John Bennett RAMGR
1987 Robert Ansell PrGR
1988 Eric Humphrey
1989 Euan Thomas RAMGR
1993 Mike Burridge PrGR (Bristol)
1994 John Massey PrGR
1997 Alun Rees PrGR
1998 Steve Wheeler PrGR
2001 Ian Waterhouse
PrGR
2002 Peter Liptrot
2003 Brian Grant
2005 Sydney Brailey
2006 Derek Wilton PrGR
2007 Ian Strickland
2008 Steve Williams
2009 Neil Hurcum
2010
Alan Douglas

Pat Morrisey
Phil Voisey
Andy Gray
John Massey
Neil Hurcum
Ian Strickland
Derek Wilton

Bob Biggs
Colin Lowther
Bob Ansell
Matt Westley (acting)

Geoff Seaman
Tony Edwards
Wayne Kelly
Colin Sandford
Mike Barnes
Derek Bromwich

Number of subscribing members; 43

Contacts

Scribe - Ian Strickland - igps@blueyonder.co.uk
Treasurer - Neil Hurcum - hurcum1@xln.co.uk

Thackeray Lodge News and Events

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Installation Meeting 3rd October 2011

At the meeting on 3rd October 2011 W. Bro. Alan Douglas installed his successor W. Bro. Pat Morrisey into the Commander’s chair in blistering heat in Clevedon Temple, the weather being uncharacteristically hot for a RAM meeting at the start of October. All present agreed it was an excellent evening, and quite an achievement for both the installing and incoming Commanders as they were suffering from heavy colds, something which was not evident (apart from W. Bro. Pat having acquired a somewhat husky tone of voice). The ceremony concluded with a presentation of the Royal Ark Mariner Charge after Installation.
The meeting as always was a very warm and friendly one, an atmosphere much contributed to by the presence of the RW Provincial Grand Master along with a good number of visitors.
Thackeray Lodge continues in good heart, and all present agreed that the Installation ceremony augured well for a successful year ahead. With two candidates having been proposed W. Bro. Pat should have ample opportunity to prove his team in the months ahead.
In the photo (left to right) Bro. Andy Gray JW, David Nelson PGM, Pat Morrisey W. Commander, Alan Douglas IPC, Phil Voisey SW.

Installation meeting 4th October 2010.

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At the meeting on 4th October 2010 W. Bro. Neil Hurcum installed his successor W. Bro. Alan Douglas into the Commander’s chair in most confident manner, which gave all fortunate enough to see it a splendid example of the Royal Ark mariner installation ceremony. All present were most impressed, not least the newly installed Commander. With the new officers duly invested the Lodge looked set for an enjoyable and rewarding 12 months ahead. The ceremony concluded with a presentation of the Royal Ark Mariner Charge after Installation, which had not been heard in the Lodge for many years.
The meeting as always was a warm and friendly one, an atmosphere contributed to by the presence of W. Bro. Ray Guthrie Deputy PGM, along with a good number of visitors.
The Lodge looks forward to the December meeting at which we are to welcome the R.W. Provincial Grand Master along with the Provincial team on an official visit, as well as receiving the travelling ark from the Commander and brethren of Irwin Lodge of RAM No. 119.
Thackeray Lodge continues in good heart, and hopes to weather the storm of increased levies with minimum damage, and looks forward to future calmer waters.
The photo shows, l to r, Pat Morrisey - SW, Ray Guthrie - DPGM, Commander - Alan Douglas and Phil Voisey - JW.
Ian Strickland

December 2010, The Provincial Grand Master and his team visit the Lodge
And the Travelling Ark is delivered by the Commander and Brethren of Irwin Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners.

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On Mon. 6th December Thackeray Lodge was delighted to welcome not only the RW. PGM and the Provincial team, but 6 members of Irwin Lodge with the Travelling Ark. Despite being proffered the Sceptre the RW. PGM declined, giving the WC of Thackeray the chance to conduct his first RAM ceremony of the year. The Travelling Ark was presented by WC John Bathe-Taylor and the visitors from Irwin Lodge. The highlight of the evening was the Elevation of Bro. Richard Ellis, who all agreed would be a great asset to the Lodge. The evening was most enjoyable, and it was a pleasure to welcome so many visitors to Thackeray. 
Photo and report by Ian Strickland.
The photo above shows Commander Alan Douglas with the PGM and his team and the photo right shows The Commander receiving the Travelling Ark from John Bathe-Taylor, Commander of Irwin Lodge of RAM and his brethren.
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